Legendary Kenyan songstress and songwriter Wahu Kagwi joined the fight to help reduce the rate of women dying of malaria while pregnant. Wahu spent the World Malaria Day at Mbagathi Hospital to donating gift bags to mothers with newborns.
The singer, who has just dropped her new single ‘My Everything’, said the hit song was inspired by her famous hubby, Nameless. She also holds with high regard the importance of good health for all mothers and pregnant women.
The universal theme of this year’s World Malaria Day activities was ‘Ready To Beat Malaria’ and that is exactly what Wahu urged mothers and women in general to focus on in order to have healthy pregnancy periods hence healthy babies. She spoke at the event and had this to say;
I am humbled to be part of this great initiative by Mortein Doom, it is important to educate the public, especially women, on the prevention of malaria. Women play a critical role in our society, and as a mother I feel there is need to empower us more since when you educate a woman, you educate a whole village and this goes a long way in getting things done.
Five years ago, malaria accounted for more than 30 per cent of outpatient attendance. This has dropped to 18 per cent. Children below the age of five and pregnant women are the most vulnerable to malaria, which contributes to increased child and maternal mortality.
Thank you Wahu!