Sensational Kenyan sprinter, Ferdinand Omanyala, has landed a plum job at an American company, Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF).
Omanyala is set to be announced On Thursday, January 20, as AHF's African Ambassador for the Vaccinate Our World (VOW) Campaign.
Africa's fastest man will be used as a voice to champion vaccination across the continent, which still ranks lower as compared to other regions.Ferdinand Omanyala came second at Kip Keino Classics at Kasarani Stadium on Friday, September 18, 2021AthleticsKenya
"The eighth fastest man of all time in the 100-metre race will be expected to use his voice and influence to encourage as many people as possible across Africa to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
"Africa as much lower compared to other parts of the world, due to the initial lack of vaccine supply as a result of hoarding by wealthy countries, and hesitancy by a significant number of people to get vaccinated," the statement by AHF read in part.
Based in Los Angels, AHF is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1,000,000 people in 43 countries.
An initiative by the American medical company, VOW is a digital advocacy campaign is aimed to urge world leaders to ensure vaccine equity worldwide.
This appointment comes barely a month after the breakthrough athlete landed yet another lucrative job.
On December 3, 2021, Omanyala joined the General Service Unit's (GSU) elite Recce Squad..The sprinter joined the squad on special undisclosed terms.
Omanyala would take up a new role that will see him represent the National Police Service and the country in future track events.Kenya's sensational sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala at Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai's office in Jogoo house on Friday, December 3.
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