Citizen TV presenter Willis Raburu is the new Health and Wellness Ambassador for the medical tourism company, Viva Serenity.
Viva unveiled Raburu as its brand ambassador on Monday, January 16 in a colorful lowkey event at their offices in Nairobi.
The company said it settled on Raburu because he believes in health and wellness.
Raburu on his part said his new role aligns with his commitment to the youth agenda and his ultimate desire to grow and positively impact youth in different capacities.
“I have joined the Viva Serenity family to carry conversations around health and wellness. My personal journey over the years has enabled me to glean from different perspectives and learn from key stakeholders,” Raburu said in a statement.
As Health and Wellness Ambassador, Raburu, with the help of experts from Viva Serenity, will be tasked with highlighting current challenges and solutions centering on healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and weight management.
“Many people are struggling with obesity and obesity-related health problems. Willis will therefore focus on tackling obesity to promote wellness and reduce the incidence of lifestyle diseases, many of which are related to obesity. Such diseases include type two diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, acid reflux, hormone imbalances that can lead to infertility such as PCOS, obstructive sleep apnoea, depression, among others,” Viva said.
Viva describes itself as an internationally trusted medical tourism company that connects patients with the right treatment centers, hospitals, and medical specialists both locally and abroad.
It says it offers assistance for a wide array of medical needs such as heart transplants, kidney transplants, IVF treatment, and many more.
“We will also hold robust conversations on revolutionary ideas in medicine such as HOUSEPITAL which brings treatment to the comfort of your home,” wrote Raburu.
He added: “I thank the management of Viva Serenity for believing in me and thanks to all my fans and followers for your continued support.”
Viva Serenity also noted: “Viva Serenity’s team of consultants organized for pre surgical consultations and counselling sessions with Willis and connected him to the right treatment centre for his treatment. The team of wellness consultants which comprises of doctors, nurses, nutritionists, fitness consultants, counsellors, among others continues to give Willis the post surgical follow up and support, even as he starts on his new role as the Viva Serenity Wellness Ambassador.”