Mortein Takes its Fight Against Malaria to Communities Across Nigeria

Mortein Takes its Fight Against Malaria to Communities Across Nigeria

Fight to End Malaria
Mortein used the campaign to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Photo credit - Mortein
Source: UGC

In a significant push in its Fight to End Malaria, Nigeria's top insecticide brand, Mortein, recently carried out an impactful community educational campaign on malaria prevention in cities across Nigeria.

Fight to End Malaria
Mortein used the campaign to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Photo credit - Mortein
Source: UGC

According to the 2023 World Malaria Report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), 22 persons die every hour due to malaria in Nigeria, and One out of 3 deaths from malaria globally occur in Nigeria.

The Mortein brand stormed communities that were identified to be vulnerable to mosquito infestation, engaging people in Boundary at Ajegunle; Agbara, Makoko: Rumuigbo and Tudun Wada. The sensitization program had renowned actress and Mortein brand ambassador, Kate Henshaw, leading the team, and focused on educating the local population on effective ways to combat mosquitoes who are the carriers of the disease and ensure malaria prevention. As part of the campaign, Mortein carried out environmental sanitation, gave out educational flyers, and provided free medical checks to educate on prevention through proper sanitation, the importance of early detection of the disease, the use of Insecticides sprays and sleeping under Insecticide-treated nets.

Fight to End Malaria
Mortein used the campaign to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Photo credit - Mortein
Source: UGC

Reckitt employees also actively volunteered on the program and joined the residents in the sanitation exercise, cleaning gutters, sweeping streets and educating with flyers to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites aimed at reducing malaria-related morbidity and mortality in the area.

Fight to End Malaria
Mortein used the campaign to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Photo credit - Mortein
Source: UGC

Head of External Communications & Partnership at Reckitt Sub-Saharan Africa, Cassandra Uzo-Ogbugh, praised the communities for their enthusiastic participation in the sanitation exercise. "Zero malaria starts with us. It is great to see that the communities are coming out in their numbers and supporting the sensitization program by Mortein" she stated. “Malaria can be prevented by taking simple actions that prevent the occurrence of mosquitoes, one of which is using Insecticides like Mortein which based on research kills 100% mosquitoes and ensuring that we do not make mosquitoes feel at home by letting them breed in dirty environments or uncovered stagnant water”. Collectively we need to accelerate the fight against malaria for a more equitable world.

Fight to End Malaria
Mortein used the campaign to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Photo credit - Mortein
Source: UGC

During the campaign, Nollywood veteran, Kate Henshaw who also took an active role in the cleanup and leveraged the opportunity to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. "An untidy environment is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and by keeping our surroundings clean, and using Mortein regularly, we can prevent the spread of malaria," Henshaw explained.

Fight to End Malaria
Mortein used the campaign to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Photo credit - Mortein
Source: UGC

Mortein has been consistent in leading the fight against malaria and continues to demonstrate its commitment to eradicating malaria through enhanced awareness and preventive actions reflected in its vigorous efforts in communities in various parts of the country.

Fight to End Malaria
Mortein used the campaign to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Photo credit - Mortein
Source: UGC

Mortein has also regularly collaborated with the Federal Government through the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) to promote malaria prevention education using social media and digital platforms as a tool to drive the education and importance of eradicating this disease from Nigeria.

Fight to End Malaria
Mortein used the campaign to educate residents on the importance of maintaining clean surroundings to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Photo credit - Mortein
Source: UGC

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