Ameyo Adadevoh’s NGO, DRASA, gives back to society
The Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust, in partnership with Unilever Nigeria Plc, recently distributed over 58,000 bars of soap, 2,800 tubes of lotion and 3,000 roll-on deodorants to students in Lagos State as part of their #ItStartsWithMe campaign.
The campaign seeks to promote clean hands and encourage good hygiene among all Nigerians to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
Ms. Niniola Soleye, managing director for DRASA Trust, said in a press statement that in line with its commitment towards creating a bright future for all, Unilever donated the products to DRASA in support of the hygiene awareness campaign.
Unilever’s External Affairs and Sustainability Manager, Mr. Tomiwa Asaolu, disclosed the commitment of the manufacturing firm towards advancing the lives of Nigerians by delivering brands that help improve health and hygiene.
For the #ItStartsWithMe campaign, DRASA visited seven schools to educate over 3,000 students on the importance of hand washing to prevent illness and improve personal health.
The schools were Eletu Odibo Senior High School; International School, Lagos; St. Saviours School; Greensprings School; British International School; Aiyetoro Senior Grammar School; and Lagos City Senior College.
DRASA Health Trust is a non-profit health organisation established in memory of Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the heroine, who diagnosed and contained Nigeria’s first Ebola patient in 2014, and later died of the disease, thereby preventing a major outbreak in the country, a feat that attracted international commendation to Nigeria.
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