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Quality delivery key to thriving in health market, says Shalina Health CEO

The power of partnerships in strengthening basic healthcare in Africa

In a healthcare landscape that is constantly evolving, Shalina Health has thrived for four decades by making quality health delivery a pillar of growth, its management revealed at the end of its 2023/24 financial year marked mid-April.

Arun Raj, chief commercial officer, said the African-focused multinational company is determined to realise its corporate mission of making quality services accessible and affordable on the continent.

“It has been 40 years of trust in Africa and these 40 years, the people of the continent have also reciprocated the trust in our quality products and healthcare delivery,” Raj said.

Folorunso Alaran, the company’s head of corporate marketing during his presentation, said the company is building on the trust Africans have in its products and services over the years and is committed to healthy Africa.

Nirmal Jain, CEO of Shalina Consumer Global said: “At Shalina, we believe that every African must have access to good products. Over forty years, we have been trusted for our quality products, and through our many initiatives and healthcare interventions, Shalina has raised the bar in healthcare delivery”.

Despite the prevailing economic challenges, the company has been unwavering in delivering its corporate goal. Debajeet Mukherjee, CEO of Shalina Pharma Global, said, “We believe that economic challenges should not hinder people’s access to quality healthcare. Whether the economy is good or bad, it shouldn’t affect the lives of the people adversely. Even though some companies are leaving Nigeria, we are expanding our team there. This is because we have trust and believe in Nigeria.”

Opeyemi Akinyele, the company’s managing director, Nigeria reiterated that promoting healthcare delivery is key through its products, activities, and interventions.

Appreciating the members of staff, awards of excellence in different categories for the 2023/24 financial year were doled out to the best performers.

Amongst them were Lasisi Abiodun, Best Pharma Delegate; Lawal Abubakar, Best Medical Delegate; Ruth Adewoye, Best Regional Manager Pharma; Ganiyu Lateef, Best CVD Delegate; Mercy Omoji, Best Regional Manager Consumer; Uzuma Pascal, Best Zonal Manager, (Global); and Juliet Ngozi Edward, Best Consumer Delegate Global.

Winners in other categories include Sandeep Sahu, Folorunso Alaran, Emeka Adimoha, and Chiuba Nwaosu.

Shalina Healthcare began its operation in Africa in DR Congo in 1984 and entered Nigeria 25 years ago. It currently has about 2,500 staff globally, with 2,000 from Africa.