Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Nigeria to receive 1.2 Billion Naira towards creating a Healthier and Prosperous Nation

RB, the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company has proposed  partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria to fight diarrhoea which claims the lives nearly 100,000 children under 5 years of age annually.

The RB West Africa and Global team members along with Save The Children representatives visited the office of The Vice President, His Excellency, Hon. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo  to share the proposal and discuss avenues of partnership with government to further the social and economic goals in the country.

Rahul Murgai, the Managing Director, RB West Africa  shared  RB’s global vision is to provide our consumers with innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes. He further shared that RB has been operating in Nigeria for over 50 years and remains one of the key priority markets for continued focus and investment.
Accordingly RB has been working to create a culture of health and hygiene and is present in country with its portfolio of trusted brands like  Dettol, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Durex, Harpic, Mortein, and  Air Wick. He further stated that RB is not looking at Nigerian opportunity over short term but see a longer term potential and that Nigeria will remain the epicenter for African growth and plays an important strategic role in serving and developing other key markets in West Africa.

With Dettol, a trusted name among Nigerian households and mothers, we have been actively partnering with Ministry of Health, Nigerian Medical Association, Save The Children and other NGOs to create scaled awareness around good health and hygiene. As part of our ongoing commitment, we have already reached 5 million mothers and 3.9 million school children over last 6 years to improve maternal health and reduced infant mortality in line with Nigeria commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals.


The RB delegation included- Rahul Murgai, Managing Director, RB West Africa; Andrew Fleming, Deputy Head of Political Section, British High Commissioner; Patty O’ Hayer, RB Global Head of External Communications & Affairs;  Chief Olu Falomo, Chairman RB Nigeria; Oguzhan Silivrili, Marketing Director RB West Africa and Alasdair Peach, Chief Financial Officer RB West Africa; Kwame S. Boate, Ph D, Deputy Country Director, Save the Children and Dr. David Olayemi, Director of Advocacy and Media, Save the Children.

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