The symposium which took place on December 14, 2013 was sponsored by Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and was centered on the topic:
“Control and Management of Malaria in Liberia, the way forward“.
In attendance were the top echelon in Liberian healthcare sector- the “who is who”. And these include:
The Liberia Minister of Health, the Liberia Chief Medical Officer, President of Liberia Medical and Dental Association, Chairperson of Liberia College of Physicians, CMO JFK memorial hospital, the Coordinator National Malaria Control and Prevention Program Liberia, Professors of Medicine, Expatriates and NGOs such as USAID, and other practicing Medical Practitioners.
The highpoints of the occasion was the presentation on malaria control, management, the way forward in Liberia.
It was a great opportunity to introduce our highly rated antimalarial – LOKMAL
The presence of the members of staff of Emzor added color to the event
It was a very successful program as there were encomiums for the Emzor Group from all quarters starting from the top most at the policy level to the Medical doctors in practice.
In the bluelake city of Oguta in Imo state, Emzor in conjunction with Excellent Men club Oguta, carried out a mass de worming program for children between ages 6mths to 12yrs. The president of the club, Dr Oputa C. a consultant physician with the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakiliki, explained the benefits of mass de worming and thanked Emzor for coming to the communities’ aid.
Our own Gerald Oputa (HMSS) is a member of this club and back to school packs were given to the de wormed children
The Emzor Sales and Marketing team held their annual conference from 13th to 17th Jan 2014 at the Ambassadors Hotel Ikoyi.
As part of our reward culture, the following staff was awarded prizes for various outstanding performances:
Peter Ikulayo (BDM North East) and Mrs Chovwe Emaniru (BM Healthy Living) were awarded for excellence performance award 2013
Amaka Nwafor (BDE): The sales rep with the highest sales of promoted products
Raji Charles Ayobode (BDE): The sales rep with the highest sales
Lucky Odiase (BDE): Best rep for the year.
Emzor Wellness Foundation in conjunction with COF carried out a medical mission in Okirika, Rivers State. The mission involved de worming all children within ages 6mths to 2yrs and also carried out blood sugar and blood pressure checks for adults.
During the mission, doctors were on hand to counsel patients.
On Sat. 9th March 2013, Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd was fully represented in The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) Global impact medical fair held at Ifelodun community Magboro Ibafo, Ogun state.
A total number of 300 adults and children were dewormed. Every de wormed child got a gift of Emzor Paracetamol Exercise book and sharpener. The community elders showed profound gratitude for the mass de worming exercise held in their community and asked for more of it from Emzor.
In quick response to the cry for help in various refugee camps following the flood disaster that befall various riverine arrears in Anambra State, Managements of Emzor Pharmaceuticals, and Chike Okoli Heart Foundation have donated relief materials to the victims.
Handing over the material at two different camps of Onitsha and Aguleri, the Managing Director, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Dr. (Mrs.) Stella Okoli in the company of the Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Boniface Egboka and some Emzor distributors said the gesture was to assist and encourage the victims,.
Describing the situation as hazardous and most pathetic, Dr. Okoli called on world relief agencies, non-governmental Organisations, well meaning Nigerians, corporate Organisation and individuals to come to the aid of the victims as what is seen on ground is far above what is seen on television and pages of newspapers.
“It is unfortunate that Anambra State has been submerged in water in a state of emergency. There are urgent needs for all hands to be on deck to help as the state government does not have the capacity to do much. The case is terrible, heartbreaking “… she said, weeping.
While personally administering the children with worm expeller, the Chairman, Chike Okoli Heart Foundation called for the provision of medical services for all the camps to avoid outbreak of epidemic which will create more loss in the already monumental loss.
Also speaking, the Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Boniface Egboka while thanking Dr. Okoli for her humanitarian gesture called on government to move fast to rescue the situation.
He blamed the situation partly on non-challant attitude and lack of attention to words and advise of professionals by both government and the people.
The Professor of Hydro-geology said that the consequences of the situation will be multiple and spiral and therefore called on world relief agencies, non-governmental Organisations and good spirited individuals to see the urgent need to help.
Responding, Bishop Anglican Diocese of Ofemmiri, Rt. Rev. Henry Okeke thanked Dr. Stella Okeke for her kind gesture and assured her that the materials will be adequately distributed to 3,500 refugees at the Ontisha Camp.
The President-General, Aguleri Town Union at the Aguleri Camp thanked Dr. Okoli and promised that the materials will be evenly distributed among the 4,670 victims at the camp.
Apart from the donations, Chike Okoli Heart Foundation ran various heart related tests for victims of the flood.
Emmanuel C. Ojukwu
Information and Public Relations
My Beloved Family, Friends & Associates,MY HEART IS FULL OF GRATITUDEOn behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of Emzor Group, I write to express my sincere gratitude to you for honouring us with your esteemed presence, at the Emzor Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.We appreciate your love and unflinching support for our dear organisation and our wide range of quality pharmaceutical products. You have lifted our spirit and trengthened our feet for the journey in the years ahead.
You have also shown without doubt, that Emzor holds a special place in your heart and you have demonstrated your fellowship with us in giving thank to God for his kindness and his mercy.Once again we say a Big Thank You for your presence. May the Good Lord richly bless you and reward you. We wish you a festive season full of Joy and Unlimited Wellness.Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year
Dr. Stella Okoli, OON
Representatives of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited adorned in purple Zolat T- shirts arrived early to set up the place for the mass deworming program. The hall which was used for the flag off ceremony was well decorated in Ogun state colours and Emzor rollup banners were seen at conspicuous places around the venue. The event was the flag off ceremony of the school based mass deworming program of Her Excellency , the wife of the governor of Ogun state , Mrs Olufunso Amosun at Yewa College, Ilaro , Ogun state.
In line with our resolve to continue to empower our partners from the grassroots to be able to contribute their own quota to our quest of providing unlimited wellness to all Nigerians , Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd organized another training program which is one of her series of training programs targeted at the Pharmacy attendants and the patent medicine vendors to enlighten them on basic health practices that would improve the standards of health and pharmacy practice in Nigeria.
Pharmacy Assistants are very relevant members of the healthcare providers’ chain in the retail pharmacy sector of Pharmacy practice in Nigeria. To this end, it is important that they are educated from time to time on drug handling and dispensing as well as continuously being counseled on the relevant advice to be given to the patients they see.