JUMIA, Nigeria’s biggest and fastest growing retail store joins millions around the world to celebrate World Health Day. In celebrating the day Jumia has thrown its weight towards creating awareness about the importance of good health around its community.
This year, World Health day highlights some of the vector-borne diseases, which are spread by parasites like mosquitoes; causing more diseases to the human body than just malaria. Vector-borne diseases are very common in Nigeria and they have since resulted in high death rates in the population.
Managing director Human Resources Jumia Nigeria, Monica Rucki ‘Employees wellness goes beyond making sure the work environment is conducive, but also focusing on sanitation around the office environment. This and more we have made priority, because the environment tells a lot on the health of our employees also eliminating chances of contacting the vector-borne diseases’
It is important to create awareness as the fight is not only for the authorities or other charities. The more, we speak about it the more voices are heard passing the message around. When it comes to health we need collaborative effort from everyone, which is why we at Jumia are enlightening people to be aware and make necessary positive changes to the environment