Unilever Malawi launches new Lifebuoy: Donates to Queen’s Hospital

Unilever Malawi has launched its new advanced Lifebuoy health soap into the market amidst a pledge to improve health and hygiene as well as reduce environmental impact and enhance the livelihoods of communities in the country.

Mbayani-Primary-School pupils during the ceremony...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.j

Mbayani-Primary-School pupils during the ceremony…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.j

Here is the soap ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Here is the soap ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Unilever employe giving Lifebuoy soap at the hospital ward...Photo Jeromy Kadewer

Unilever employe giving Lifebuoy soap at the hospital ward…Photo Jeromy Kadewer

Unilever employe giving Lifebuoy soap at the hospital ward...Photo Jeromy Kadewer

Unilever employe giving Lifebuoy soap at the hospital ward…Photo Jeromy Kadewer

New  Lifebouy-soap...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

New Lifebouy-soap…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

Dr Queen Dube hails Unilever...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Dr Queen Dube hails Unilever…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The remarks were made by Unilever Malawi Country Manager Chikondi Ng’ombe on Tuesday during the launch of the new Lifebuoy Soap at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre.

She said the company’s desire to offer consumers world-class health protection and to help reduce the child mortality rate caused by germs and diseases.

Ng’ombe said the company believes that it can play a pivotal role in driving behavioural change that can improve the hygiene of Children, Families and Communities.

She said the new lifebuoy has incorporated patented technologies and bacterial active ingredients; adding Unilever has a long standing history of providing communities with brands that have a social purpose.

Ng’ombe said their company has a long standing history of providing communities with brands that have a social purpose.

She also said good hand washing habits are the first line of defence against the spread of many illnesses; from the common cold to more serious infections.

“As such, mirror Unilever’s vitality mission of creating a brighter future for communities,” concluded Ng’ombe.

N’gombe said the launch of Lifebuoy marks Unilever’s commitment to fight germs and improve health and hygiene in Malawi through education on proper hygiene purposes and handwashing with soap. This she said it in consistent with the company’s brand promise to equip the public with the best soap that has agents which prevent the transmission of bacteria and flu-causing viruses.

In his speech, Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Dr Macphail Magwira commended Unilever Malawi for complementing government efforts in improving health and hygiene standards in the country.

Magwira said the country’s problem particularly arising from the issue of hygiene requires joint effort from all stakeholders.

He said, research has shown that hand washing is an effective way of reducing diarrhoea and pneumonia that negatively affect the country’s health sector.

“As such, Unilever Malawi must be commended for the step it has taken as the launch of this new powerful soap will just continue promoting good health practices that our ministry encourages,” said Magwira.

He then encouraged the public to use soap when washing hands saying the practice surpasses single vaccine let alone any kind of medication.

After the launch, Unilever Malawi went on Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, where they donated the newly launched lifebuoy soap to children ward.

Unilever Malawi Customer Marketing Manager Wongani Vinkhumbo said as part of their social responsibility they thought it wise to donate the new Lifebuoy soap at the hospital.

They donated seven cartons, which contains 144 tablets per carton.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Head Paediatrics and Child Health, Dr Queen Dube hailed Unilever Malawi for the donation and lobbied other companies to emulate Unilever’s example.

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musova
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Koma ka chisilamuko nde kali bho, hijaab ikumukhala

Observation
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Nyasatimes: reporter, the right word is employee not employe

From the pictures: The nurse in islamic gear is cute

Unilver: So you are now a mere distributor, what a shame

Pacharo
Guest

Zafika popanga import kodi?

John
Guest

Drogba you are great and I agree with you. Malawians should buy home made products.

mbuya
Guest

Useless Unilever Malawi just using Malawi as a dumping ground for imported products from Kenya. Tatopa nanu muzipita ku kenya kwanuko. Malawi cannot be your dumping ground.

clement
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Unilever has failed Malawians. We cannot be buying imported products by deliberately closing all factories. Fellow countrymen, let’s boycott unilever products. Next to boycott are products from Bata Shoe Co. Bata Malawi are also a wholesale shop of shoes made in Kenya, Zimbabwe, etc. We shud make life difficult for companies that drain our hard earned tobacco forex; creating jobs in foreign lands at our expense

Gulugufe
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I want to marry the nurse in the muslim head gear! She is cute.

Ziliko
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Where were you interviewing Dr Queen Dube? By the look of her face it seems she was crying.

drogba
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Unilever Malawi is proving each passing day that it is one useless company to the economy of Malawi. it is now an importer than an exporter. ut is failing even to make that lifebouy here in Malawi but importing it from Kenya. panopa it stopped producing any product and its selling the brand antelope. maluwa, kazinga, anapuna salt, lifebouy etc are no longer produced in Malawi, but imported, draining our much needed forex and innocent Malawians losing jobs. I owez fail to understand this strategy Ng’ombe. Please explain to us why Unilever Malawi has miserably failed. don’t we have the… Read more »
Chakufwa Mulopwana
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IS UNILEVER INTRODUCING THE NEW BRANDED LIFEBOUY OR THE ARE TRYING TO REDUCE DIARHOREA(EXCUSE MY SPELLING).

DEBATE:IS THE NEW LIFEBUOY BEING ACCESSED OR WE ARE GOING TO BE BUYING WITH VAT ON TOP?

COMMENT:MALAWIAN MARKETING MANAGERS ARE THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN NOT WELL TIMED EVERYBODY WANTS A BETTER STANDARD LIFE DO NOT PROJECT AS POOR PEOPLE NOT KNOW THE GOODNESS OF HYGINE.

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