Toyota Zambia handed over 5,400 Mosquito nets as a contribution towards the Malaria Elimination program by 2021.

In our quest to reaffirm our commitment to supporting the Government of Zambia and Ministry of Health in particular, Toyota Zambia on 24th August 2017 handed over 5,400 Mosquito nets worth USD20, 000 as a contribution towards the Malaria Elimination program by 2021 which the Ministry of Health launched earlier this year under the slogan “Malaria Ends with Me”.

In a speech read by Chief Financial Officer Thomson Phiri on before of company Managing Director Mr Dino Bianchi, Mr Phiri said that the contribution is in line with Toyota’s core values which are focused on making positive contribution to improving the quality of life for the communities in which we live and work.

The handover event was graced by Honourable Dr. Chitalu Chilufya who is Ministry of Health. In his speech, Dr Chilufya said that the donation of the mosquito nets will go a long way in saving people’s lives. The minister said that there was need for the private sector to align themselves to corporate social responsibility programmes that are key elements to a productivity labour force.

President Edger Lungu has declared malaria as an enemy of development in the country. Government will therefore broker new relationships with the private sector in meeting the aspirations of quality health service.