Unilever Malawi in child hygiene education: Lifebuoy Global Handwashing

Unilever Malawi joined the rest of the World on Tuesday to celebrate Lifebuoy Global Handwashing Day, which took place at Mbayani Primary School in Blantyre dedicated to promoting the lifesaving potential of handwashing with soap.

Washing hands using Lifebouy....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Washing hands using Lifebouy….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Clean hands save lives : Pupils washing hands using Lifebouy...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Clean hands save lives : Pupils washing hands using Lifebouy…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Unilver Malawi boss Chikondi Ng'ombe (left) at handwashing day, an initiative of the company's Lifebuoy brand of soap the campaign has been designed to raise awareness of handwashing with soap as a simple but lifesaving habit..-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Unilver Malawi boss Chikondi Ng’ombe (left) at handwashing day, an initiative of the company’s Lifebuoy brand of soap the campaign has been designed to raise awareness of handwashing with soap as a simple but lifesaving habit..-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

PS of Health Chris Kang'ombe making his speech....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

PS of Health Chris Kang’ombe making his speech….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Through Lifebuoy, Unilever will teach a child hygiene education, helping to stop the spread of preventable illnesses and cut the number of schooldays missed through illness.

The campaign theme was ” No Action Today, No Cure Tomorrow”.

In his speech, Principle Secretary in the ministry of Health,  Chris Kang’ombe said government is pleased with Unilever Company for fighting against the diseases which can be prevented by hand washing with soap.

He said handwashing with Lifebuoy soap is one of the most effective and low cost ways to prevent diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia,

Kang’ombe said the ministry of health will work with Unilever Company as a partner in the fight against the communicable diseases which can be prevented through hand washing with soap.

He said they are among the common causes of hospital admissions and deaths among children in Malawi.

“It is sad that as a nation we lose such a number of innocent lives when they could have been saved using simple methods like hand washing with soap,” said Kang’ombe.

Kang’ombe also stressed that this campaign will assist Malawi to remain on track towards cutting deaths in fewer than five children by two thirds by 2015.

During the ceremony there were many high profile people like the director of preventative health services Dr Storn Kabuluzi,  Unilever

Malawi country’s manager Chikondi Ng’ombe

Ng’ombe said the handwashing intervention  initiative is part of Unilever’s positioning as a responsible business – simultaneously generating social good and shareholder profit.

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5 thoughts on “Unilever Malawi in child hygiene education: Lifebuoy Global Handwashing”

  1. i plage to wash my hand with soap and water on all five occurtion high five

  2. juman says:

    Chikondi ng`ombe ndi chiris kang`ombe mayinawa bwanji atha chani? any way One soap manufacture boss said to the pastor have preaching for so many years but still people arent clean from their sins……… Small boy just said this before preacherman answered why soap is not taking off dirty and bacteria on our hands…..Manufacturer said unnless you apply it….Then Preacherman said so as the gospel.

    nice job unilever but try to remove fungo la lifebouy doent smell nice

  3. chekambewa says:

    Koma mavalidwe amenewa atithandiza pano pamalawi? my God deliver us from these sins

  4. jumujum says:

    jc results out what about msce

  5. mahope says:

    Chikondi mahope anga a ku poly proud of your achievements

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