Wahu becomes the face of ‘Fight To End Malaria’ campaign
Reckitt, Mortein Kenya’s mother company, this week unveiled Kenyan musician Wahu as their new ‘Fight To End Malaria’ campaign ambassador.
Her appointment is geared toward creating public awareness about the treatment and eradication of the disease. Speaking about her new role, Wahu said, “In our country’s health as in many other areas, women and mothers are the agents of change and the driving force that creates better lives for families, communities and the society at large. I am really glad to work with Mortein as it continues to pave the way to a malaria-free Kenya.”
The World Health Organization’s World Malaria report 2021 shows Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about 95 per cent of all malaria cases and 96 per cent of all deaths in 2020 with approximately 80 per cent of deaths in the region among children under the age of 5.
“This alliance is aimed at fostering a partnership between Mortein and Wahu to create awareness about the ever-present threat of malaria in Kenya and our renewed commitment towards eradicating the disease,” said Reckitt Kenya Country Manager Asif Hashimi.