Shalina Celebrates 40 Years of Trust, Reiterates Commitment To Quality Healthcare Delivery In Africa

Posted on April 17, 2024

In celebration of its 40 years in Africa, a leading Afro-focused multinational company, Shalina Healthcare has reiterated its commitment to the delivery of quality healthcare in Africa.

The Company made the declaration in Lagos on Friday at the event to wrap up its 2023/24 financial year and celebrate its 40 years of its existence.

Mr. Arun Raj, Chief Commercial Officer, West Africa, Shalina Healthcare, said the company is determined to continually fulfill its corporate mission of making quality products available to every African at affordable prices.

“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,” he said.

Also, in his corporate presentation as well as new financial year projection, the Head, Corporate Marketing of the Company, Folorunso Alaran said the Company is building on the trust Africans have in its products and services over the year and is committed to healthy Africa.

“It has been forty years of available, affordable and quality products for Africans,” Alaran said.

In his contribution, Mr. Nirmal Jain CEO Shalina consumer Global, stated; “At Shalina, we believe that every African must have access to good products. And for the last 40 years, we have been trusted for our quality products. And more so, through our many initiatives and healthcare interventions, Shalina has continually raised the bar in healthcare delivery.”

Adding, Mr. Debajeet Mukherjee, CEO Shalina Pharma Global, posited that despite the prevailing economic challenges, the Company do not waver in delivering its corporate purposes of available, affordable and quality health products.

“It is our belief that economic challenges should not hinder people’s access to quality healthcare. Either the economy is good or bad, it shouldn’t affect the lives of the people in an adverse way. Despite the fact that some companies are leaving Nigeria, we are expanding our team in the country. This is because we have trust and believe in Nigeria,” Mukherjee said.

In her own presentation at the event, the Company’s Managing Director, Nigeria , Opeyemi Akinyele said the company is focused to become number one brand in Nigeria and continually promote the best of healthcare delivery in the country.

“Through our products, activities and interventions we have been doing greatly to ensure that quality healthcare is available and affordable for every citizen. And this is a promise that will remain unbroken,” she said.

Appreciating the members of staff of the company for their commitment and supporting roles in the company, Akinleye added “without you, your roles and efforts, we won’t be here and the successes recorded in the out gone year won’t be possible. We also rely on your continuous support and commitment in the new year.”

Meanwhile as part of the company’s end of year activities, many staff members were given awards of excellence in different categories for 2023/24 financial year.

Amongst them were Lasisi Abiodun, Best Pharma Delegate; Lawal Abubakar, Best Medical Delegate; Ruth Adesua 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 included Sandeep Sahu, Folorunso Alaran, Emeka Adimoha, Chiuba Nwaosu among others.

Shalina Healthcare which began its business in Africa in DR Congo in 1984 made entry to Nigeria 25 years ago.

It currently has about 2500 staffs globally out of whom 2000 are in Africa.

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