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Adadevoh foundation, firm take hand-washing campaign to schools


Pupils showing their washed hands

Pupils showing their washed hands

The Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevo (DRASA) Health Trust in partnership with Unilever Nigeria Plc has distributed over 58,000 bars of soap; 2,800 tubes of lotion; and 3,000 roll of 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 disease.Donating the items, External Affairs and Sustainability Manager of Unilever, Mr. Tomiwa Asaolu, reiterated his firm’s commitment towards advancing the lives of Nigerians .

For the #ItStartsWithMe campaign, DRASA visited seven schools to educate more than 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. Saviour’s School, Greensprings School, British International School, Aiyetoro Senior Grammar School and Lagos City Senior College.

DRASA’s Managing Director, Niniola Soleye, said: “When Ebola was in Nigeria, everyone washed their hands. Sanitizer and soap were readily available but now we have all forgotten why that was important. We are embarking on this campaign to remind students how they can stay healthy.”

DRASA was established in memory of Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the heroine, who correctly diagnosed and contained Nigeria’s first Ebola patient in 2014, preventing a major outbreak in the country.

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