To combat malaria among pregnant women, Sterling Oil Exploration & Energy Production Co. Ltd. (SEEPCO) has initiated a Malaria Prevention Project at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital in Lagos. The project involves the distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets (LLINs) to 150 expectant mothers,leadership reports.

This healthcare endeavor was launched to address the prevalence of malaria, particularly during the rainy season.

Distinguished guests in attendance included Dr. Olufemi Omololu, the Chief Medical Director of Lagos Island Maternity Hospital; Dr. Ogungbemile, Deputy Chief Medical Director; Nurse Champion Elizabeth Oluwatoyin, Apex Nurse; and Pharmacist Mrs. Olubajo, Director of Pharmacy at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital. They commended SEEPCO’s malaria prevention initiative.

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During the event, Dr. Olufemi Omololu, the Chief Medical Director, emphasized, “Prevention is more effective than cure. Malaria has been a significant challenge for us. To successfully combat malaria, measures such as improved sanitation, the use of insect repellents, maintaining a safe environment, and enhanced health education can create disease-free communities.” He stressed that while the battle against malaria is ongoing due to its immense burden, the disease is both preventable and treatable.

Nurse Champion Elizabeth Oluwatoyin, Apex Nurse at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, added, “Pregnant women and children are the most vulnerable to malaria-related deaths. They often underestimate the challenges associated with treating malaria. Initiatives like this provide a solid foundation for strengthening preventive measures.”

SEEPCO remains committed to sustainable development programs that enhance health and safety while positively impacting communities and lives.

Malaria, a potentially life-threatening disease, has afflicted humanity for centuries. Eliminating malaria necessitates bolstering community responses, which is why regular awareness campaigns and timely medical assistance are crucial.

Malaria has a profound impact on the health of infants, young children, and expectant mothers, making them the most vulnerable members of our communities. Protecting them from mosquito bites is paramount for their well-being. By providing a secure environment, we can reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.


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