As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to provide quality health care system to Nigerians, Sanofi has partnered with the Federal Ministry of Health to eradicate communicable and non-communicable diseases in the country.
Speaking recently in Lagos at the presentation of an award ceremony organised by the company in collaboration with Connecting Nurses, the Medical Manager of Sanofi, Mr. Frank Umeh, noted that in the area of non-communicable diseases, ignorance was one of the major problems.
“Many people don’t know what to do or how to access quality drugs when the need arises. A lot of people do not have access to trained health care professional whenever they fall sick. As a health care provider, we are training professionals on health care delivery and also making quality drugs available and affordable to the people. We are not just in Africa to sell drugs but to also contribute to the health care delivery in the country.”
Speaking on the awards, Umeh commended the awardees for their projects and plans to improve on health care services in Nigeria, adding that Sanofi would partner with them to promote health services in Nigeria.
In his welcome address, the General Manager of the North East Africa, Mr. Paolo Agbotounou, said that out of the 50 million nurses that contested for the award all over the world, two out of the 20 winners were from Nigeria.
“The two Nigerian winners fill me with praise for their outstanding achievement. As a leading pharmaceutical company we focused more on patients’ needs by offering them quality drugs and training for nurses in everywhere we operate.”