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Regular hand washing prevents diarrhoea — Sriram

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The General Manager, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) West Africa, Dayanand Sriram has urged Nigerians to practise regular hand washing to improve hygiene and curb diarrhoea epidemic.

Sriram stated this in Yaba, Lagos, where he joined the rest of the world to mark the World Health Day.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the prevalence of diarrhoea in the country is 18.8 percent, accounting for an estimated 150, 000 deaths yearly among children under five years, due to poor hygienic and sanitary practices.

Sriram said: “We are happy to join the rest of the world in celebrating the 2019 World Health Day. At RB, we see this as a good opportunity to renew our commitment to helping Nigerians live healthier lives through adoption of good hygiene practices.”


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