Wahu and Mortein doom celebrate World Malaria Day at Mbagathi Hospital

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David Ahawo, Brand Manager, Reckitt Benckister Services Kenya with Singer Wahu handing over the Mortein Doom kits to the Hospital staff.
Celebrated singer and songwriter Wahu joined Mortein Doom and Mbagathi Hospital to donate Mortein Doom gift bags to mothers and their new born at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi on April 25, 2018.
 
As part of its continuous activities to fight Malaria in Kenya RB, through its brand, Mortein Doom has renewed its partnership with Mbagathi Hospital. The partnership is part of this year’s World Malaria Day activities and in line with the universal theme of ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’.
 
Speaking during the event, Wahu said. “ I am humbled to be part of this great initiative by Mortein Doom, it is important to educate the public especially women on the prevention of Malaria. Women play a critical role in our society, and as a mother I feel there is need to empower us more since when you educate a woman, you educate a whole village and this goes a long way in getting things done.
 
According to the Malaria Control Unit, nationally Malaria prevalence has declined from 11% in 2010 to 8 % in 2015, with 3 percent among urban residence and 10 percent among rural dwellers across the country.
 
RB’s Head of Marketing Damira Golubic noted the community engagement and public and private sector are part of the many activities by the multinational to stem the prevalence of Malaria in Kenya.
 
Speaking during the mid-morning exercise, Ms, Golubic said: “We believe through such interventions we’ll be playing an integral role of equipping our communities with the right education on how to beat Malaria”.
 
Close to 18 percent of all hospital visits in Kenya today can be attributed to malaria with 70% of Kenyans at risk of contracting the vector disease, according to data shared at the recent Ministry of Health World Malaria Day Media Breakfast held in Nairobi last week.