Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw was in Akwa, Anambra State on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, for the World Polio Day, organized by Rotary International, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
As the Polio Ambassador for the 5th annual event, the thespian led a team of people from different fields in a five kilometer walk, to sensitise the public on the ‘Drop to Zero’ awareness.
The actress urges all to join hands in the polio eradication effort, saying; “You too can be a part of it. All hands must be on deck; everyone has a role to play…Traditional Rulers, Religious leaders, etc.”
The team also stopped at the Igwe Ugochimalueze’s Palace at Nise to immunize some school children. “We owe our children a polio-free world. Nigeria must remain polio free. The awareness is a progress on the road to polio eradication.”
Having recently embraced humanitarian works, the actress, in 2016, was appointed Special Adviser on Tourism to Akwa Ibom State governor, after contesting an elective office in the Cross River State House of Assembly.
Henshaw, who continues to help people in need, won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in 2008.