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Dettol, FG reiterate importance of hand hygiene at 2021 Global Hand-washing Day



In its steady efforts to extend top-of-mind consciousness round hand hygiene habits, and the significance of standard handwashing with cleaning soap, Dettol Nigeria partnered with the Federal Ministry of Water Sources to commemorate 2021 World Handwashing Day to spotlight the important position hand hygiene performs in decreasing illness transmission as the continued COVID-19 pandemic continues. The World Handwashing Day is a world advocacy day devoted to growing public consciousness and understanding concerning the significance of washing arms with cleaning soap, as an efficient approach of stopping illnesses.

L-R: Anuoluwa Odusanya, Assistant Model Supervisor, Dettol; Miss. Taiwo Olutoye, Scholar of LEA Wuse Faculty, Zone 2 Abuja; Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Sources (FMWR); Grasp Reward Ikefe, Scholar, LEA Wuse Faculty, Zone 2 Abuja; and Cassandra Uzo- Ogbugh, Exterior Communication & Partnership Lead, Reckitt Sub-Saharan Africa, on the 2021 World Hand Washing Day in Abuja.

On the commemoration occasion in Abuja, with the theme “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Transfer Ahead Collectively”, the Minister of Water Sources, Engr. Sulaimon Hussein Adamu represented by the Everlasting Secretary Mrs Didi Walson-Jack whereas commending the stakeholders for his or her assist stated, “sustenance of sanitation and hygiene in Nigeria is vehemently essential and so subsequently you will need to create consciousness to the difficulty of sanitation and hygiene.”

“Handwashing saves extra lives, it reduces the toll of deaths brought on by poor hygiene particularly for kids and admonishes dad and mom to take up obligations in handwashing,” she added.


Whereas talking on the position and assist of Dettol, The Common Supervisor, Reckitt Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr. Akbar Ali Shah, said, “Because the world marks the 2021 World Handwashing Day, Dettol stays dedicated to making sure handwashing will get the wanted consideration it deserves. We imagine that it’s essential to inculcate hand hygiene habits amongst residents as a easy act of correct handwashing with cleaning soap has been confirmed to cut back dangers of illnesses, significantly respiratory and intestinal, by 20%-25%. He confused additional that “Dettol understands the significance of excellent hygiene and sanitation within the lives of Nigerians, it is without doubt one of the causes we launched the Dettol Clear Naija Initiative in 2019 earlier than there was a pandemic, and according to its targets, we’ve got additionally not too long ago launched a Faculty Hygiene Curriculum which is an interactive and interesting hygiene classes aimed toward youngsters in main colleges in order to create sustainable behavioral change at a younger age. The curriculum is presently being deployed in colleges in Lagos State, with plans to increase to different States in 2023”.

Reckitt Nigeria, by means of the Dettol model, has over time developed a number of packages dedicated to tackling public well being and hygiene points. These embrace the Faculty Hygiene Program, the New Mum’s Program, the #DettolHandwashChallenge by means of which they’ve educated over Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians over the previous 6 years.

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