Mouka Creates New Indigenous Anti-Malarial Products
Posted: 26/Apr/2019

Mattresses and bedding products maker, Mouka Limited, has announced the introduction of insect repellents to its product offerings.

The firm said as part of its contribution to the global fight against malaria and to commemorate the 2019 World Malaria Day, it introduced the Mouka Mozzi Insect Repellents that create a protective halo from mosquitoes.
The Chief Executive Officer, Mouka, Raymond Murphy, said in addition to Mosquitoes, Mouka Mozzi also “provides protection from bedbugs, mould, bacteria spores, spiders, cockroaches and dust mites.”

With each application, a consumer can enjoy 24 hours protection for up to three months, he said.

Dr Omoniyi Yemitan of the Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutic and Toxicology at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, who conducted the chemical evaluation, efficacy and toxicology assessment of Mouka Mozzi, said the products were safe for all members of the family including pregnant women and young children.

He explained that the active ingredient in Mouka Mozzi was extracted from plants, making it non-hazardous for humans.

The Lagos State Malaria Elimination Programme Manager, Dr Abimbola Osinowo, who represented the Commissioner for Health, Dr Olajide Idris, said the state government had renewed its commitment to tackling malaria, using a multi-directional approach including environmental management and integrated vector control.

He added that Mouka had taken a step in the right direction with the production of its repellents.

The Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Saliu Oseni, who was represented by Dr Sodipo Oluwajimi, expressed admiration for Mouka’s repellent’s indigenous manufacture, adding that the NMA would be willing to endorse the innovation as it joins Mouka in its resolve to tackle the malaria scourge.

“I am particularly happy that this product is borne out of research and development in Nigeria and the very fact that it is an indigenous product is really commendable and we are willing to endorse the product,” he declared.
Earlier in the month, Mouka Mozzi was officially unveiled at the Mouka Business Partners Conference which held in Lagos, Abuja and Enugu, the firm disclosed.

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