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World Malaria Day: Goodknight’s DestinationZero Malaria Initiative Safeguards 10,000+ Families

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LAGOS, NIGERIA [April 19, 2024]: In commemoration of World Malaria Day today, Goodknight, a leading insecticide brand under Godrej Nigeria Limited, stepped up its efforts to combat malaria in Lagos by protecting over 20,000 families in Lagos with its insecticide products through house-to-house free insecticide donation in addition to stocking up all comprehensive primary healthcare centers (PHCs) in Lagos with free insecticides.

Last year, WHO estimated 600,000+ malaria deaths around the world with over 30% of those deaths in Nigeria alone. Thus, while progress is being made, Malaria remains a significant public health challenge for many Nigerians, particularly the less privileged and impoverished communities. Goodknight’s World Malaria Day initiative aims to provide essential protection against malaria-carrying mosquitoes, especially in vulnerable areas.

In acknowledgement of the donation of 5,000 units to PHCs, the permanent secretary, Lagos State primary health care board, Dr Bowale Abimbola express his appreciation of Goodknight’s support to Lagos state’s effort of riding the state of Malaria and safeguarding the health of every Lagosian especially the kids and vulnerable.

“We are deeply committed to the fight against malaria and believe that everyone deserves access to effective prevention measures that doesn’t impact negatively on their health” said Ibrahim Babayemi, Brand manager for Goodknight Nigeria. “Through our distribution efforts and community outreach, we are piloting Nigerians to a #DestinationZeroMalaria.”

Goodknight encourages individuals and organizations to join them in the fight against malaria by raising awareness, supporting prevention initiatives, and prioritizing community health.

About Goodknight

Goodknight is a leading insecticide brand under Godrej Consumer product, dedicated to providing innovative solutions for insect control and household hygiene. With a commitment to protecting families and communities, Goodknight offers a range of high-quality insecticide products designed to effectively repel mosquitoes and other pests.

The GoodKnight Powershot and Goodknight Poweractiv+ are produced leveraging advanced technology and research that ensures the safety of families and children during and after use. Essentially, Goodknight’s spray and stay inside offering means that families no longer need to leave their homes during and after usage.