…Collaborate on World Health Day
During the health Symposium organized to commemorate the 2019 World Health Day, Hypo makers of Nigeria’s favourite bleach brand was greatly extoled for its numerous efforts towards ensuring a well sanitized and hygienic environment in Nigeria by the Lagos Ministry of Health.
The Hypo brand established a partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment as well as the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation to organize a 5kilometers sensitization walk, Health Symposium and the annual community cleaning exercise tagged, Team Up to Clean Up, in celebration of the annual World Health Day.
The planned activities were organized in conjunction with these Ministries to encourage Nigerians in understanding that cleanliness and hygiene are important health considerations which should be imbibed in order to maintain a healthier nation.
The health Symposium which held on Friday at LTV 8 Agindinbgi, Ikeja was preceded by a 5Km walk starting from the Ikeja Local Government and concluded with a medical health screening exercise made available to all attendees outside the symposium venue. While the day after saw the Hypo team converged on LSDPC Alaka Estate, Surulere community alongside the Honorable House of Rep. Member, Surulere Constituency 1, Hon. Desmond Elliot and Nollywood actress, Mide Martins teamed up with the community residents to clean up the entire estate.
From left: Mr Onome Asagbara, brand manager, Hypo Bleach; Barrister Oluwatoyin Odunsanya, Rep hon commissioner for ministry of women affairs and poverty alleviation, Dr Rotimi Agbolagoriite Rep permanent secretary Lagos state ministry of health, ... Mr Praveen Katarki, general manager, Hypo Bleach And Hypo Team Up Campaign ambassador Mide Martins at the commemoration of Hypo Bleach 2019 World Health Day in collaboration with Lagos state government ministry of health held in Lagos.
During the Symposium which was attended by hundreds of women from different walks of life, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris who was represented by a Director in the Directorate of Disease Control, Dr. Agbolagoriite Olurotimi, commended the hypo brand for partnering with the Lagos Ministry of health to sustain the enlightenment campaign and activities towards a more hygienic and cleaner environment in Lagos State and beyond.
He said: “I wish to appreciate Tolaram Enterprise (Makers of Hypo Bleach and Toilet Cleaner) for organizing this program and encourage them to continue this laudable act of encouraging cleanliness in our environment.”
Also, in attendance to lend credence to the program was the representative of the commissioner for the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Barrister Oluwatoyin Odusanya who also lauded the brand’s selfless efforts: “Hypo brand has made its mark by focusing on a need which has existed since the beginning of time. Even the bible says cleanliness is next to godliness. This we believe is a philosophy worth embracing by all and sundry especially the teaming population of women who are mostly saddled with the responsibility of keeping our environment and household clean”.
The following day, the Hypo team and collaborators moved to the LSDPC Alaka estate in Surulere to clean up the environment along with the residents. Hypo’s Brand Manager, Onome Asagbra explained the concept behind the activity and why it was planned to coincide with the World Health Day.
L-R: Assistant director, Health Education, Lagos state ministry of health, Akintunde Ibironke; brand manager, Hypo, Onome Asagbra; Ambassador, Team Up to Clean Up Campaign , Mide Martins; general manager, Hypo, Praveen Kartaki and Hon Desmond Elliot, at the 2019 Hypo Team Up to Clean Up activity at LSDPC Alaka Estate, Surulere, Lagos.
“Team Up to Clean Up is an activity imbibed by the brand to bring all stakeholders together to clean up their neighborhoods. The aim of this exercise has always been to elaborate the importance of a clean neighborhood in disease prevention and control and to stress the importance of everyone, everywhere coming together to raise the standards of health and hygiene around us”, he explained.
Asagbra further explained that: “As we collaborate with the Ministry of Health for this year’s World Health Day, we want to further encourage thousands of people across Nigeria to start making a difference in the society and their immediate environment in order to influence positive behavioral changes.”