Diarrhoea Crisis – RB commits N1.2b to tackle disease

Reckitt Benkisser, RB, in its bid to support the prevention of under five deaths caused by diarrhea in Nigeria, invested the sum of N1.2billion in a nationwide hygiene programme.

Rahul Murgai, the General Manager, RB West Africa, while speaking in Lagos during the RB Charity Ball for Save the Children Initiative sadly stated that diarrhea still kills more than 194,000 children under five every year in Nigeria when simple hygiene practice could be used to prevent it.

He stated that in addressing the challenges, Rb and Save the Children had eneteref into a global strategic partnership to invest close to N7.2 billion in three different countries which included Nigeria, India and Pakistan, of which Nigeria will be a recipient of close to N1.2 billion.

The Marketing Director, RB West Africa, Oguzhan Silivrili, on his part said that the company was running a pilot scheme in Shomolu LGA, Lagos State and all the seven points prescibed by WHO are being implemented.

Our objective is to promote the culture of health and good hygiene and by doing so, we believe we can build a healthier and more prosperous Nigeria. The children of tomorrow will see a gar stronger nation, which is both healthy and wealthy.” he said.