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World Hand Hygiene Day: Dettol Donates to FMC Abuja

By Guardian Nigeria
12 May 2022   |   1:47 am
Living up to its brand purpose, to protect life by reducing the burden of illness and its fight to make good hygiene a reality, Dettol Nigeria recently made product donations to the Federal Medical Centre...

Area Sales Manager Reckitt Nigeria Limited, Okpanachi Simon; Deputy Head of Clinical Services, Research and Training Federal Medical Center Abuja, Dr. Bioku Muftau; Deputy Head of Clinical Services, FMC, Abuja, Dr. Omage Christopher and Reckitt Regional Manager, North, Victor Okafor, during the Reckitt donation of items to FMC in commemoration of world hand Hygiene day in Abuja.

Living up to its brand purpose, to protect life by reducing the burden of illness and its fight to make good hygiene a reality, Dettol Nigeria recently made product donations to the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja as part of its activities to mark the 2022 World Hygiene Day. The day is set aside to reiterate the importanceaof hand hygiene as a medium to prevent infections and to save lives.

The theme for this year’s World Hand Hygiene Day, “Unite for Safety: Clean Your Hands” is focused on recognizing that thorough cleaning of hands can add to a facility’s culture of safety and quality, and this will in turn encourage people to clean hands at the right times and with the right products.

Speaking on the donation, General Manager of Reckitt Sub-Sahara Africa, Akbar Ali Shah said, “Hand hygiene is a key protective measure against infectious diseases and helps prevent further transmission. As we have seen recently, hand cleaning is at the core of emergency responses to many infectious diseases, such as Influenza and COVID-19, and it continues to be an essential tool for infection prevention and control everywhere. Dettol is leading the change as we prioritize the culture of clean hands through our solutions of antibacterial products, hence, we encourage individuals at all levels on the need for regular handwashing to prevent infections and save lives”.

Acknowledging receipt of the products on behalf of the hospital management, Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, Prof Saad Ahmed, represented by the Head, Clinical Services, FMC, Dr. Ezechila Joseph, said Nigerians must continue to be united in the fight against Covid-19 and other diseases.

Products donated were liquid handwash and hand sanitizers, which will be used by the medical facility to ensure a safe and secure environment for optimal healthcare outcomes.