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US envoy welcomes Beyond Zero campaign

14 February 2014, 20:01

Nairobi - United States Ambassador, Robert Godec, commended First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, for embarking on initiatives that were enhancing healthcare provision in the country.

Speaking at an event in Lagos, Godec particularly congratulated the First Lady on the launch of her "Beyond Zero" campaign, which aims to reduce preventable maternal and child deaths.

"I would particularly like to acknowledge First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for her leadership in championing many important health issues in Kenya.I know you will all agree with me that the First Lady is doing extraordinary work," he said.

Godec spoke highly about the Beyond Zero campaign.

"It is a wonderful initiative," he said.

A half marathon is scheduled for March 9 as part of plans to launch the campaign.

"I believe that is a great idea.  As an avid marathoner myself, I had very much hoped to run with her.  Unfortunately, on that day, I must be in Washington so I cannot," said Godec.

He nonetheless made a number of pledges including registering to signal his support. A US Embassy team will run the race.

"I will run a half marathon distance on another day in support and in honor of "Beyond Zero," Godec said.

- CAJ News


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