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Mortein conducts community educational campaign to combat malaria in Nigeria


In a proactive move to combat malaria, Nigeria’s leading insecticide brand, Mortein, has initiated a significant community educational campaign across cities in Nigeria. This campaign follows alarming statistics from the 2023 World Malaria Report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which highlighted Nigeria’s high malaria-related mortality rate.

Targeting communities susceptible to mosquito infestation, Mortein launched educational initiatives in Boundary at Ajegunle; Agbara, Makoko; Rumuigbo, and Tudun Wada. Renowned actress and Mortein brand ambassador, Kate Henshaw, spearheaded the program, focusing on educating locals on effective malaria prevention strategies. The campaign included environmental sanitation, distribution of educational materials, and free medical check-ups to emphasize the importance of sanitation, early disease detection, and the use of insecticide sprays and treated nets.

Reckitt employees actively participated in the program, engaging in sanitation exercises alongside residents to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites. Cassandra Uzo-Ogbugh, Head of External Communications & Partnership at Reckitt Sub-Saharan Africa, commended community involvement, emphasizing the role of collective action in malaria prevention.

During the campaign, Kate Henshaw stressed the significance of maintaining clean surroundings and regular use of Mortein to prevent mosquito breeding and malaria transmission. The initiative reflects Mortein’s consistent commitment to leading the fight against malaria through awareness and preventive measures.

Moreover, Mortein has collaborated with the Federal Government’s National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) to promote malaria prevention education through social media and digital platforms. These efforts underscore Mortein’s dedication to eradicating malaria and fostering a healthier Nigeria.

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