Huggies Brand and "Malaria No More" Deliver Life-Saving Treatments in Kenya

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Huggies Brand and "Malaria No More" Deliver Life-Saving Treatments in Kenya

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:00am

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As one of the world’s largest baby care consumer product companies, Kimberly-Clark recognizes our responsibility to confront some of the biggest issues facing mothers all over the world.

Our Huggies brand in Kenya has partnered with the non-profit Malaria No More (MNM) to help eliminate Malaria and the needless death of children to a preventable disease. K-C's support allowed the recent delivery of 200,000 pediatric antimalarial treatments to Kenyans in need at the Kenya Power of One Treatment Event.

On November 4th, the Government of Kenya, Novartis, K-C and other stakeholders in partnership with Malaria No More hosted the event at Kombewa District Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya to celebrate and recognize the delivery of treatments. Located in an endemic area, Kisumu is on the front lines of Malaria in Kenya. The event started with a community march to galvanize support and raise Malaria awareness. Speakers then underscored the vast progress that Kenya has made in halting Malaria deaths, discussed innovative tools in continuing the fight against Malaria and highlighted the significance of working with partners like K-C to strengthen the Malaria eradication process.

"Through partnerships like this, our Huggies brand can help mothers protect their babies, and even help them thrive,” said Fiona Tomlin, Baby and Child Care Sector Leader in EMEA. “Our efforts began earlier this year as we helped to provide potentially life-saving educational messaging to those most vulnerable to malaria, and now with this treatment delivery, we’re providing much-needed care. These are important steps towards achieving our mission – to lead the world in essentials for a better life.”

The 200,000 treatment donation comes on top of the Mothers Against Malaria campaign, a K-C supported program aimed at raising awareness and educating Kenyans, especially women and young children under five about Malaria.

In addition, there was a designated malaria clinic for the community where free Malaria testing and treatment were provided including free vaccination for children under five. Families that received free malaria testing also participated in a brief health education session on proper bed net use and received bed nets free of charge.

K-C is committed to being on the forefront of Malaria eradication in Kenya. This event celebrated the strides in providing treatment and education to those affected and exposed to Malaria every day.


About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: "KMB") and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the Company's 142-year history of innovation, visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Malaria No More
Malaria No More is determined to end deaths from malaria. We're helping the world get it done by engaging global leaders, rallying the public, developing innovative new approaches and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa. Founded in 2006 by business leaders Ray Chambers and Peter Chernin, Malaria No More is working to create a world in which no one dies from a mosquito bite. For more information, please visit

Keywords: Health | Huggies | Kenya | Kenya Power of One | Kimberly-Clark Corporation | Malaria | Malaria No MOre | Mothers Against Malaria | corporate social responsiblity | csr | public health

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