As part of its corporate social responsibility, a renowned pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today launched what it tagged “GSK medivan” with the aim of reaching, orienting and training healthcare practitioners across the sub-urban and rural areas in Kwara state.
Speaking at the official inauguration ceremony of the GSK medvan campaign tagged “First mobile continuous medical provider in Nigeria,” the medical director of GSK, Doctor Omolaja Odunuga explained that most health training usually take place in urban areas, with people in rural areas lacking adequate medical orientation.
Odunuga said the GSK medical facilitators is set, as from tomorrow to visit communities across the three senatorial districts in a bid to re-train medical practitioners in the communities including Nurses, doctors among others.
In their separate remarks, kwara state chairman, Nigeria medical association, Kunle Olawepo, the chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Olusina Olayiwola as well as their counterpart in the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives Joseph Adekanye, commended GSK pharmaceutical company for the initiative.
The chairmen noted that the initiative would go a long way in improving the well-being of kwara residents both in rural and urban areas.
While launching the mobile van tagged “GSK Medvan, the kwara state commissioner for health, Suleiman Atolagbe Alege said the initiative remains one of the best in West Africa. He commended GSK for choosing kwara for the kick-off of the programme