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As part of efforts to prevent disease-ridden environments in Lagos state, leading hygiene solution brand, HYPO has partnered with the state Government in its ‘Team Up, to Clean Up’ initiative.

The initiative, which is aimed at cleaning, sensitising and influencing positive behavioural changes towards good hygiene and sanitation habits in people, had the management of Hypo and veteran actress, Fathia Williams, lead residents of Ifelodun community, Bariga on a clean up exercise to mark the World Health day.

The hygiene company provided sanitation tools such as latex hand gloves rakes, nose mask, shovels, stick brushes, bowls, buckets, brooms, parkers, and sanitary waste bags and doled out hypo bleach products to residents, as they cleared the streets and drainages in the community to enhance their wellbeing.

Speaking at the environmental cleaning event, the Marketing Manager, Hypo, Timothy Arowosegbe said there are no better ways to give back to consumers than through this initiative of influencing a positive behaviour for hygiene in the residents of communities.
“Being the leading brand in the category of household cleaning. Sanitation is geared towards the protection and promotion of public health which meant the improvement of the environment and we recognize our responsibility to the society through this, therefore deemed it right to make contributions to the betterment of the society.”

According to him, poor sanitation kills around 5,250,000 children (under five) every year around the world, as “Nigeria is one of the contributors to the most number of child deaths due to poor sanitation disease globally. According to the statistics by World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 2015, approximately 2.4 billion people live in poor sanitation conditions.”

Arowosegbe added that, “Cleanliness is not a choice; to stay healthy; it must be imbibed as an essential way of life. If we have a cleaner environment, there is a good chance that most of the avoidable diseases tormenting us like malaria, typhoid, dysentery and Lassa fever would be far away and this can only be achieved through individual responsibility to manage the waste generate on a daily basis by disposing them the right way.”

Commending the exercise, the Chairman, Ifelodun Community Development Arear (CDA) Bariga, Babatunde Musa explained that the decision to partner with Hypo was to collaborate with a health inclined brand that has the wellbeing of the community as their number one desire through the realisation of a clean and healthy nation. “We believe that Hypo has started with the introduction of affordable bleach for all and also affirmed that this would definitely not be the last partnership between the company and the community.” He said.

While appealing to residents, Fathia places an emphasis on the importance of healthy living through good public health practices that influences and impact on the physical environment and sanitation of the community.


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