Success Story: Empowering Communities through the Power of Proper Hand Hygiene – Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest
In a world where hand hygiene is paramount to our well-being, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest have embarked on a transformative journey to promote proper hand hygiene in schools, communities and healthcare facilities across Nigeria. Through our collaborative efforts, we have empowered individuals of all ages to prioritize hand hygiene, fostering healthier and safer communities. Here, we present their inspiring success story, highlighting the impact of Hygiene Quest in schools, communities and healthcare facilities across Nigeria.
Promoting Hand Hygiene in Postnatal Care – Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest, At the Ushafa Primary Healthcare Center in Abuja:
At the Ushafa Primary Healthcare Center in Abuja, expecting mothers were welcomed into a world of knowledge and care. Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest conducted an advocacy activity, educating mothers on the significance of proper hand hygiene during postnatal care. Through engaging discussions, mothers were empowered with essential skills in maintaining good hand hygiene, leading to a safe and hygienic environment for both themselves and their newborns.
Empowering Young Hands for a Healthy Future - Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria, Evangel First Global School, Abuja
The halls of Evangel First Global School in Abuja reverberated with enthusiasm as teenagers and adolescents discovered the power of handwashing. The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest teams brought an interactive session that went beyond personal health. These young minds learned that handwashing is also about protecting others in the community. By setting a good example and educating their peers, they became champions of proper hand hygiene, inspiring healthier practices in the community.
Prioritizing Hygiene for Healthy Pregnancy - Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest, Ajikobi Cottage Hospital, Kwara State
In the serene surroundings of Ajikobi Cottage Hospital, expecting mothers were greeted with care and support. Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest partnered to promote proper hand hygiene practices during pregnancy. Expectant mothers received crucial insights into preventing infections and complications through handwashing. This initiative paved the way for healthier maternal and infant outcomes, creating a nurturing environment for mothers and babies alike.
Empowering Teens for a Healthy Future - Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest, Girls Junior Secondary Grammar School, Lagos State
At Girls Junior Secondary Grammar School in Lagos state, the atmosphere was filled with empowerment and determination. Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest conducted an impactful session, empowering teenagers to be proactive agents of change. They learned that handwashing was not just about personal health but about safeguarding vulnerable populations. Armed with knowledge and responsibility, these young minds set out to make a difference in their communities.
Kids as Handwashing Champions - Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest, Muslim Community LEGA Primary School, Kwara State
At Muslim Community LEGA Primary School, laughter and learning blended seamlessly. Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest made handwashing an exciting and interactive experience for the kids. Beyond just learning the techniques, they understood the science behind handwashing. These children became handwashing champions, not only protecting themselves but also educating their peers. Their bright smiles and enthusiasm became infectious, inspiring a healthier and safer community.
A Triumph in Community Engagement - Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria, Opolo, Ilorin South LGA, Kwara State
In the heart of Opolo, Ilorin South LGA, Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest embarked on a triumphant community engagement outreach. The program aimed to raise awareness about the importance of hand hygiene and its role in preventing the spread of infections. Community leaders, along with the Alangwa Opolo, Alhaji AbdulRahman, welcomed the teams with open arms, recognizing the value of such an endeavor.
During the interactive outreach, the teams focused on person-to-person infection pathways, discouraging open defecation practices, and promoting handwashing to prevent diseases like Cholera and Diarrhoea. By providing crucial education and guidance, the community members gained a deeper understanding of the significance of handwashing, which is especially vital in areas where resources may be scarce.
Alangwa Opolo, Alhaji AbdulRahman, actively participated in handwashing demonstrations, setting an example for others to follow. The outreach also included hands-on training for community members on proper handwashing techniques, empowering them to adopt healthy habits and protect themselves and their families.
Uniting Communities for Better Hygiene - WBFA and Dettol Hygiene Quest, Old Kutunku Community, Abuja
In the heart of Old Kutunku Community, Abuja, Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest united the residents in a common goal - promoting hand hygiene for a healthier future. With vibrant engagement and impactful discussions, the teams educated the community on the fundamentals of good hand hygiene, emphasizing the value of using soap and clean running water.
Through interactive sessions and practical demonstrations, the residents of Old Kutunku Community grasped the significance of proper handwashing techniques. They understood that merely using water without soap is not enough, and rinsing hands in standing water may lead to re-contamination. By washing hands under clean running water, they could effectively remove harmful germs and protect themselves from diseases.
The success of this program was evident as the community members actively embraced the new handwashing practices. Families joined hands, literally and figuratively, to ensure that every member practiced proper hand hygiene. The children became enthusiastic champions of handwashing, reminding their peers and family members to wash their hands regularly.
These success stories have demonstrated the transformative impact of promoting proper hand hygiene. From educating expectant mothers during antenatal and postnatal care to empowering teenagers as hygiene advocates, we have empowered individuals and communities to prioritize handwashing for a healthier and safer future. Through community engagement and educational outreach, Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest have instilled a culture of cleanliness, inspiring positive change at the grassroots level. Hygiene Quest has not only educated individuals but also fostered unity and collective responsibility in promoting good hygiene practices. Together, we have ignited a movement towards a healthier and more hygienic global community.