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.
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.’’