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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mortein Anti- Malaria Campaign Reaches 50,000 Pregnant Women.

Leading insecticide brand from the stables of Reckitt Benckiser, Mortein has successfully concluded its post-2014 World Malaria Day Anti Malaria Campaign in Nigeria during which over 250 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and 100 communities were visited while around 50,000 pregnant mothers were reached in the course of the month-long campaign.
The interactive and highly educative campaign targeted at pregnant mothers and children below the age of five, was activated in PHCs in Lagos, Abuja (Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory) and Abia State in the south – eastern part of Nigeria.
The intent of the initiative by Mortein was to educate Nigerian women, and in particular new mothers on steps they need to take in order to prevent themselves and children below five years from malaria vector carrier-mosquitoes because one mosquito bite is just enough to be infected with malaria. Statistics reveal that malaria is the major cause of morbidity and mortality and accounts for over 600 deaths daily in Nigeria in children less than five years of age in rural and semi-urban settlements. It is also the main reason for out-patient admissions, visits to health facilities and is responsible for most deaths of pregnant mothers in Nigeria.
Culled: 360nobs

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