Access Bank partners Huawei to end Malaria by 2020 with N50m
In keeping with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Access Bank Plc has sealed a collaboration deal with Huawei to institute a financing platform that will stimulate private sector resources and capabilities to limit malaria cases and deaths by 2020.
The Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, said that the action was the first step towards complementing the Federal Government’s effort in achieving its malaria pre-elimination goals by 2020 tagged: ‘Malaria-To-Zero’ initiative.
While speaking a programme to introduce the platform to Nigerians, he said “To ensure that we save at least one million lives and we don’t miss the 2020 target, Access Bank has rolled out N50m for the implementation of the malaria pre-elimination goals”.
Wigwe also named Huawei Technologies as a key partner with the bank on the project.
The new platform will integrate existing and new initiatives on eradicating malaria to build synergies that produce impact far greater than what can be attained with fragmented efforts.
“While understanding that malaria is a completely preventable and treatable life-threatening disease, which is responsible for significant loss of lives, especially of women and children globally, Access Bank has also caught the attention of Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, Huawei Technologies.
“The company (Huawei) is also making commitment to be part of impact makers to eradicate malaria totally as they believe that collaborations and platforms like this are key catalysts to accelerating the impact of malaria intervention.”