Pfizer To Improve Healthcare Through Community Partnerships
As part of its commitment towards collaborating with local communities for support and expansion of access to reliable and affordable healthcare, Pfizer in Nigeria has donated some cardiovascular test strips to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Victoria Garden City, Lagos, during their health fair program.
The program took place on Saturday, the 15th of October. The activities of the health fair included health talks on disease prevention and vaccination, basic health checks on diabetes, cholesterol, HIV, malaria and typhoid.
“SSVP Victoria Garden City is grateful for the support from Pfizer towards the successful health fair. The donations of test strips provided were used for this purpose. The health fair impacted over 700 indigent people of the Ikota Community”, said the President of the society, Albert Membere.
According to the Director Corporate Affairs, Pfizer, Margaret Olele, “over the past few years, Pfizer in Nigeria has provided free medical screenings to more than 15,000 people at risk across the country in pharmacies, religious organizations, corporate establishments, and health care institutions.
”Such partnerships create avenues for communities to become educated on health and wellbeing and encouraged to proactively take control of their health”.
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