Aliko Dangote says he is committed to combating malaria on the continent. As the world observed World Malaria Day today Thursday 25th, 2019, Aliko Dangote, says he is devoted to combating malaria in Africa and told all his stakeholders to redouble their commitment to eliminate the life-threatening disease.
Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group and United Nations (UN) Malaria Ambassador for Nigeria, stated this in a note released on Thursday to commemorate World Malaria Day.
He said he is committed to the fight against malaria and his organisation is currently rolling out a comprehensive malaria training programme for staff aimed at increasing awareness, prevention and control.
“As the UN Malaria Ambassador for Nigeria, I’m committed to this fight; and as an organisation, malaria remains a core focus for Dangote Group of Industries. Our strategy is hinged on prevention and control starting from the workplace to communities.
“We are currently rolling out a comprehensive malaria-training programme for staff aimed at increasing awareness, prevention and control of malaria as well as reducing related absenteeism at selected Dangote workplaces, these and more we are doing to contribute to the fight. But I cannot do it alone, no organisation or sector can achieve the ambitious goal of malaria elimination alone.
“I, therefore, want to call on all stakeholders, public sector, private sector, donors, non-governmental organisations, and others to redouble their commitment and join me in this fight to eliminate malaria. Together, let us save our children, family, nation and continent.”