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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mortein Leads Renewed Effort to Stamp Out Malaria

Malaria remains the number one cause of deaths in Nigeria, ahead of the most dreaded diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), stroke, coronary heart disease and diabetes. According to available statistics, children under five years and pregnant women are reported to be the most vulnerable to death from malaria, accounting for 85 per cent of all malaria deaths across the world. Continue...
Ogun State, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka; mother of the new born baby, Mrs. Bola
Adebayo; Mortein, Anti- Malaria Campaign Spoke Person, Omawumi Megbele ; General Manager, Central (West & East) Africa, Reckitt Benckiser, Ashok Bhasin; and Chief Nursing Officer, State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, Mrs. Laditan
Olufunmilayo, during the presentation of Mortein products to new babies at the State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta in commemoration of 2013 World Malaria Day.
It is in view of this that Reckitt Benckiser through its Mortein insecticide partnered with the Ogun State Government and Lagos State Government, on Thursday, April 25, to launch a number of initiatives aimed at bringing down the current malaria prevalence in Nigeria and entire African continent. The initiatives included a road show on major streets and market storm at the popular Kuto Market in Abeokuta, Mortein Mothers’ Pledge, donation of products to babies born on World Malaria Day (WMD) and commemorative events in Lagos and Abeokuta.  

Present at the various events were top government functionaries led by the state Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka; General Manager for Central (West & East) Africa, Reckitt Benckiser, Mr. Ashok Bashin; Mortein anti-malaria campaign Spokesperson, Omawumi Megbele; the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olufemi Olugbile who represented the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris,  the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) and other stakeholders in the heath sector.

From left: General Manager, Central (West & East) Africa, Reckitt Benckiser, Ashok Bhasin; Mortein, Anti- Malaria
Campaign Spoke Person, Omawumi Megbele; and Hon. Commissioner for Health, Ogun State, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka,
during the Mortein Anti-Malaria Campaign, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of activities to mark 2013 World Malaria Day with the Theme: Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria.

Director Human Resources, Reckitt Benckiser, Abel Idonije; Chief Matron, Island Maternity, Mrs. Aina Fujah; Director, Clinical Services and Training, Dr Dele Omololu; Apex Chief Matron, Ms. Animashaun presenting gifts to mother of
Mortein Baby, Mrs. Lateefat Lawal (sitting) during Mortein World Malaria Day 2013 Campaign

Mr. Bashin said the vision of Reckitt Benckiser was to see a world where people were healthier and live better. “Our purpose is to make a difference by giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes”, he declared while noting that the Mortein ‘Voices against Malaria’ Campaign was launched in 2012 was a strategic fit for the brand.

Another highpoint of the activities was the presentation of gifts to mothers who gave birth on the WMD at Ijaye State Hospital. One of the new moms was Mrs. Bola Adebayo who expressed gratitude to the company for the gesture and commitment to the prevention and eradication of malaria.
In Lagos, five new moms also received gifts from representatives of Mortein. They include, Mrs. Kayode Oluwatosin who delivered at the Ifako -Ijaiye General Hospital; Mrs. Bunmi Ogunbanwo, Gbagada General Hospital and Mrs. Uju Ezekwere, Ajeromi-Ifelodun General Hospital, Ajegunle. The rest were Mrs. Lateefat Lawal, Island Maternity and Mrs. Abiola Yusuf, Randle General Hospital, Surulere. Other nursing mothers at the hospitals also received gifts while they commended Reckitt Benckiser for the kind gesture.

Other activities included a stakeholder engagement where lectures and presentations on how to prevent malaria attack were made. The session which was tagged “One Fight, One Enemy: Mothers Pledge Against Malaria”, was off the back of this year’s World Malaria Day theme ‘‘Invest in the future: Defeat Malaria.’’

27 comments:

shasha said...

Kudos...

Zion Daughter said...

may God help us

I am a singer of singing said...

YEAH 14TH TO COMMENT...
LOL.
OR AM I 9TH TO COMMENT?
OR FIRST?
LOLZZZZZZ YOU GO FEAR THE NEW CRAZE FOR AUNTY LINDA BLOG...EITHER FIRST TO COMMENT OR 20TH TO COMMENT OR ONE THING..
NICE CRAZY PEEPS TO MEET HERE.
WE WOULD MAKE HISTORY HERE.


ANYWAYS 17TH TO COMMENT

ICE PRINCE ZAMANI said...

LINDA 9TH TO COMMENT.
LOL

ICE PRINCE ZAMANI

Anonymous said...

Good! last to comment. yah!

anonymous said...

Dis is a very gud initiative...Mortein pls do keep it up

Anonymous said...

Nice

Jess Ann said...

Mortein ke? Ok we hear

olivia said...

Kudos 2 u guys..

Anonymous said...

Aunty Linda why is it taking a long time to bring news about GLO's new ambassadors or is it because your first list was kinda wrong?

Anonymous said...

Linda am currently down wt malaria n its d worst tin dt can happen to a pregnant woman in her first trimester! Av gone tru hell ds past few days n av learnt to slp under my mosquito-treated net.

Oyinkan said...

She looks like Omawunmi.

Anonymous said...

What has the display picture got to do with malaria biko...!

maryam said...

nice one, Linda pls I have 2 send my condolence 2 d family of Job Layelmenson here cos I''ve missed d post on dat, suzzy accept my sympathy may his soul RIP Amen

Anonymous said...

Ice prince, so u sef de dull like dis? Smh
Honney

Chinnyob said...

good job, they should keep it up. we need to create more awareness to help reduce the high prevalence of malaria in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Insecticides are not the golden solution. Mosquitoes are already increasing resistance jeez? .... We need a multicentered approach.

Future Nigerian Epidemiologist

Anonymous said...

Una be mumu I swear. #longhisss#

Jane Meadows said...

That's brilliant! Am so pleased to hear that. Malaria has also proven to be a cause of death to some pregnant women. It needs to be stamped out or at least controlled.

Anonymous said...

What is mortein ke?! U've not heard of it b4 or u've not heard d song omawunmi sang in respect to this. U don't always have to carry last. Haaaa! U people must complain sha

Anonymous said...

Ewwww. I'm sure u didn't read d article b4 commenting. U sha want to comment. Of cause its omawunmi. Always read the posts first b4 commenting

HER said...

Aww.. Omawumi looks so lovely in these pictures. Omawumi if you see this,please maintain this look and not the other scattered ones. Love you! Real voice she has, God bless Mortein for their efforts.

teekay said...

na wa o,if its about kim k,there will be like 200 comments,a good cause like this only has 17.
good initiative mortein,we have to say No to malaria in Nigeria

Anonymous said...

i bought mortein big size and its like water. i sprayed it directly on a small cockroach and dat one just danced kirikata off. not effective at all. mtscheewwwwww

odobo grace said...

Why d lady in red resemble omawumi? Just an observation

Anonymous said...

Dat means we love Kim more than malaria.

Anonymous said...

It means you don't read the stories, you only watch the pictures because if you do , you will sure know is Omawumi.