Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) Ltd on Tuesday donated 11,000 stop malaria posters to Honiara City Council (HCC) Malaria division.
The donation was made possible through a request from JICA volunteer working with the Malaria division as part of fighting dengue, Malairia and Zika in Honiara.
SMM Managing Director of Yoritoshi Ochi when handing over the posters said, SMM was indeed pleased to support the campaign.
Following the rainy season theres a high chance for mosquitoes to breed which can lead to increase cases of malaria, dengue and now the zika fever.
He acknowledged the JICA volunteer for the request.
Mr Ochi said, the small contribution was based on SMM Corporate Social Responsibility.
“Its objective is sustainable co-existence with society and the global environment. One of the area is to contribute to society and local communities.
“SMM has been here for the last 10 years. We feel therefore as part of this city and this country and we are pleased to assist in any small way we can.”
Last month the company also donated 500 dengue test kit to the National Referral Hospital.
“Prevention is better than cure, because of that, we decided to donate these posters to HCC,” the SMM boss in the country said.
HCC Lord Mayor Alfrence Fatai who received the posters thanked SMM for supporting the fight against mosquitoes and the associated sicknesses.
“On behalf of HCC and the Honiara community, I would like to thank SMM for donating these very important posters.
HCC malaria division will start distributing the posters tomorrow in Honiara communities.
By DENVER NEWTER