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Wellbeing Foundation and Dettol Hygiene Quest: The Impact So Far

In August 2022, a powerful collaboration was forged between Dettol Nigeria and the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA). This dynamic partnership birthed the Hygiene Quest which marked the beginning of a transformative journey to promote hand hygiene and improve the well-being of Students in schools, community residents and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in healthcare facilities across Lagos, Abuja, and Kwara.

With a shared vision of creating a Sustained behaviour changes in handwashing practices, personal hygiene habits and increased awareness of harmful germs and bacteria in 9200 students in 92 schools;  7000 beneficiaries from Abuja FCT, Lagos and Kwara State through approximately 32 community sessions in each state and 25,000 mothers and beneficiaries in 35 healthcare facilities across Abuja, Lagos and Kwara through the Mamacare360 WASH classes using the merged Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Hygiene Quest educational curriculum.

Through a series of impactful activities, this collaboration has made a significant difference in the lives of countless individuals. From schools to healthcare facilities and communities, the Dettol Nigeria and WBFA have tirelessly worked to create positive behavior change and foster a culture of hygiene and well-being.

Hygiene Quest in Schools:

The power of knowledge and skills is transformative, especially when it comes to practicing proper hygiene. In our Hygiene Quest initiative, we have proudly empowered 9321 students across 96 with the essential knowledge and skills they need to prioritize hygiene in their daily lives.

Through interactive sessions and engaging educational materials, we have equipped these students with a deep understanding of the importance of handwashing, personal hygiene, and sanitation practices. They have learned about the impact of germs and how simple actions like handwashing can prevent the spread of diseases.

By empowering these students, we are not only protecting their own health but also fostering a culture of hygiene that extends to their families and communities. They have become ambassadors of change, spreading awareness and inspiring others to adopt healthy hygiene habits.

As these students continue their educational journey, they carry with them the power to make a lasting impact on the well-being of their communities. They are equipped with the tools to influence behavior change, advocate for proper hygiene practices, and create a healthier future for themselves and those around them.

Empowering students with hygiene knowledge and skills is an investment in their well-being and the well-being of generations to come. Through their actions, they have the potential to create a ripple effect, transforming communities and building a society where hygiene is prioritized.

We celebrate these 9321 students for their dedication and commitment to practicing proper hygiene. They are the change-makers, the future leaders who will shape a healthier and more resilient world.

Hygiene Quest in Healthcare Facilities:

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest program in communities have made a significant impact on the lives of 25,416 pregnant and lactating mothers across different facilities in Lagos, Kwara and Abuja with 478 visits. These incredible women have received crucial guidance and support to ensure their own health and the health of their precious babies.

We understand that pregnancy and the postnatal period can be both joyful and challenging. That's why we have made it a priority to provide these mothers with the knowledge and resources they need to practice proper hand hygiene and safeguard their well-being. Through informative sessions and engaging materials, we have empowered these mothers with essential information on hand hygiene practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

Hygiene Quest in Communities:

We have reached out to and engaged with 8,070 community members across 96 communities in Lagos, Abuja and Kwara during the Hygiene Quest program because we recognize the critical part they play in fostering a healthier and more hygienic environment for everyone. We have equipped these people to emphasize hygiene and bring about positive changes in their communities through education, awareness campaigns, and community involvement initiatives.

Furthermore, we have worked closely with community leaders and influencers to drive behavior change and spread the message of hand hygiene to a wider audience. By collaborating with local stakeholders, we have been able to tailor our program to suit each community's unique needs and challenges, ensuring that our efforts are impactful and sustainable.

The engagement of 8,070 community members is a testament to their commitment and dedication to creating healthier communities. Together, we are building a network of individuals who understand the importance of hygiene and are actively working towards improving the well-being of their communities.


The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest program has made a profound impact in Abuja, Lagos, and Kwara States, reaching a total of 42,807 individuals with crucial hand hygiene lessons and messages. Through our collaborative efforts, we have empowered students, pregnant and lactating mothers, and community members to prioritize hygiene and make positive changes in their lives and communities.

As we reflect on the program's achievements, we recognize that our work is not done. The journey to building healthier communities and promoting hygiene is an ongoing one. We remain committed to expanding our reach, engaging with more individuals, and creating sustainable hygiene practices that will have a lasting impact.

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