health platform by etisalat
fight malaria initiative
with about 250 million malaria cases and nearly one million deaths which put about 3.3 billion people (half of the world's population) at risk of malaria, our focus on the health platform is aimed at reducing the malaria scourge through the fight malaria initiative.
this is a two – pronged approach education and active action, adopted to actively combat the disease which is one of the most rampant killers of Nigerians and a detriment to the growth of the Nigerian economy.
over ten thousand insecticide-treated nets have been distributed to local government areas and secondary schools, in different communities in the northern part of Nigeria. the schools in which the insecticide treated nets are distributed have instituted in them ‘student leaders against malaria’ (SLAM) clubs. this initiative was piloted in kano state, in partnership with the malaria foundation international (MFI), and its Nigerian affiliate, the society for youth awareness and health development (SYAHD).
in addition we have partnered with malaria no more, the national malaria elimination program and federal ministry of health, to disseminate information on the prevention and control of the spread of malaria. this has been done using innovative mediums such as social media, SMS messages to our subscriber base, and other engaging channels; with the end goal of ultimately eliminating the malaria scourge from Nigeria.
in recent times, we have boosted the drive to increase awareness on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and drive its prevention and control, with the provision of a toll-free line for the abuja based national call centre of the national agency for the control of AIDS (NACA) and now etisalat subscribers in Nigeria can call the centre for free to receive information and counseling on HIV/AIDS and related issues. we are also providing technical support and back-up for the seamless operation of the agency’s call centre in the war against HIV/AIDS.
in a bid to reinforce our commitment towards this intervention, our partnership with the joint united nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) was recently established to contribute efforts towards eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
m-health initiative on combating maternal and infant mortality in nigeria
according to UNICEF, Nigeria is the global second largest contributor to the maternal and infant mortality rate. therefore at etisalat Nigeria, we support this m-health initiative as part of our growing efforts to uphold good health practices and eliminate causes of maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria, with mobile technology.
through our m-health platform, we have distributed phone lines and data to health care providers, to enable them correctly examine and diagnose conditions that cause maternal and infant mortality. we have partnered with instrat global health solutions for a smooth registration and data collection process.
powered by etisalat Nigeria 3G, the mobile partner solution clinipak wirelessly captures patient data and delivers real time reporting. it helps health care workers increase productivity and modernises the clinical experience, creating a huge impact on health management.
ebola virus disease containment/awareness initiative
in the course of 2014, the nation encountered an alarming outbreak of the ebola virus disease. official statistics from the world health organization indicate that a good number of fatalities emanated from this incident.
in a bid to reinforce our commitment within the health platform to promote private and public partnerships, we provided phones, SIM cards and airtime towards the ebola containment fund across the affected geo-political zones in order to help drive the awareness and the eventual elimination of the disease.
to further promote awareness and action towards its elimination, we also championed the dissemination of information to the public through our sponsored programmes on radio stations across the country, in collaboration with the Nigerian red cross society.