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Company boosts plans to thwart disease in Nigeria

19 November 2015, 10:03Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The world's leading health and hygiene company has expressed its commitment to containing malaria and diarrhoea in Nigeria.

Officials from Reckitt Benckiser have made the pledge after a working visit to Lagos where they met Governor of Akinwunmi Ambode.

RB Global Chief Executive Officer, Rakesh Kapoor, said the company was creating a long term model for success, which included educating millions of children and families on better hygiene.

“RB has a long term vision for Nigeria to set more ambitious goals on how Dettol plays a larger role in diarrhoea prevention and Mortein in malaria prevention," Kapoor said.

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The company also plans to bring right innovations to support the government improve health and hygiene habits across Nigeria, he added.

The company has through some of its brands been partnering the Federal and Lagos Ministries of Health, Nigerian Medical Association and Save the Children on programmes to create awareness on best hygiene practices.

RB is committed to raising £35 million over four years to launch a ground-breaking and sustainable ‘Save a Child a Minute’ programmes to help eradicate child deaths from diarrhoea in some main markets, including Nigeria.  

- CAJ News


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