Ibom Air unveils FAM-pact to tackle malaria in pregnant women, children

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In furtherance of its corporate social responsibility, Ibom Air said it is dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities it serves by addressing the issue of malaria among pregnant women and children under the age of five through the launch of Fight Against Malaria in Pregnant Women and Children Today (FAM-pact) programme holding today in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Spokesperson for the airline, Mrs. Aniekan Essienette, disclosed this in a statement.

FAM-pact is designed to significantly decrease malaria prevalence in these vulnerable groups through a range of strategic interventions, including awareness campaigns, distribution of insecticide-treated nets, provision of malaria medications, and community outreach programmes,” she said.

As part of its launch, she said the airline donated insecticide-treated nets, essential malaria medications, and educational materials to the Akwa Ibom State ministry of health to directly distribute to benefiting communities across the state.

She further said a solidarity walk against malaria on holds today (Saturday), stressing that “this walk symbolises unity and determination in the fight against malaria.”

The statement also quoted the group manager for corporate services of the airline, Mrs. Imelda Aba, as saying: “Ibom Air’s CSR thrust is centred around health education and community development.

“Under the health initiative, we have had the opportunity to partner with organizations that take special care of infants and children’s needs and have facilitated much-needed intervention for children undergoing corrective heart surgery, amongst others.

“This year, we decided to launch a flagship disease prevention initiative, ‘FAM-pact, ‘ which strongly collaborates with other stakeholders to care for the vulnerable and significantly reduce the ills of malaria in our society.”

“It encourages individuals, organizations, and communities to join the FAM-pact initiative and contribute to the fight against malaria.

“Together, we can create a healthier and more prosperous future for all.”

She added: “FAM-pact is Ibom Air’s CSR initiative dedicated to combating malaria in pregnant women and children under five, aiming to reduce morbidity and mortality rates.”