TOTAL LAUNCHES “NET-IT-OUT” PROJECT FOR MALARIA CONTROL IN NIGERIA
In line with the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Total Nigeria (comprising the upstream and downstream companies of the Group) launched ‘Net it out’ project at Ibafon community of Lagos State on April 23, 2015.
As part of the exercise, employees of Total Nigeria supported in the distribution and hanging of Long Lasting Insecticide treated Nets (LLINs) in 500 households. Facilitated by Kasher Consulting Ltd, the project also featured community awareness and sensitization of residents on how to effectively hang up and use their insecticide treated nets.
“The objective is to create awareness amongst local communities, employees and their families as well as all stakeholders on malaria control and prevention in Nigeria” says Alexis Vovk, Managing Director of Total Nigeria Plc.
Also commenting on the project, Managing Director, Total E&P Nigeria Limited and the Group Representative in Nigeria, Elisabeth Proust said “health is the first priority of our HSE Programme and TOTAL worldwide is committed to assist in the eradication of malaria”.
During the event, Total insecticides were distributed to about 3,250 beneficiaries in the community, many of whom are mothers with children under 5 years and pregnant women. About 25,000 fliers containing information on malaria treatment and prevention were distributed through over 500 Total service stations nationwide and in the Ibafon community.