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Handwashing will reduce disease spread – Group


Dettol Nigeria and Shoprite Nigeria have said regular handwashing will prevent the spread of diseases.

A statement by both firms said their partnerships with each other would aid in spreading awareness about good hand hygiene habits and the importance of handwashing.

It explained that as part of its commitment to celebrate Global Handwashing Day, Dettol would focus on utilising the in-store announcement systems by using educative leaflets across all Shoprite outlets in Nigeria to educate the public about the need to adopt good hand hygiene practices as a tool to decrease the rate of related illnesses.

“Furthermore, through this collaboration, Dettol will be offering special discounted products in all Shoprite stores across the country to ensure Nigerians have access to protection against preventable diseases,” it read.

Also speaking, Marketing Director, Reckitt Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Tanzim Rezwan, stated, “This year’s Global Handwashing Day theme, “Unite for universal hand hygiene”, calls on society as a whole to collaborate and expand the vision for widespread access to and use of handwashing with soap and water to prevent avoidable illnesses. Hence, Dettol’s partnership with Shoprite sees us take a positive step to fulfill our purpose of hygiene education to millions across the country, to drive habit change and attitude towards hand hygiene.

“With hygiene promotion proven to be the most cost-effective health action to reduce preventable diseases.”

Head of Category Management, Shoprite Nigeria, Babatunde Amadu, added, “We are excited about this partnership with Dettol, as it is important that we all collectively fight against germs to curb diseases and reduce the mortality rate in the country.”

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