A hygiene and behaviour change campaign was launched in Kibera slums yesterday to help more than 6,000 children stay in school. Amref Health Africa will partner with Unilever to increase knowledge and awareness on general hygiene.
Signing the deal, Amref Africa CEO Githinji Gitahi said the project will reduce school absenteeism due to hygiene-related diseases. “Our first project under this partnership is the cholera response initiative for Kibera,” he said. Kibera was recently among the hardest hit slums with cholera outbreak where 280 cases were reported out which 50 were confirmed from which 12 people died.