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Triumphant Closeout of Hygiene Quest Program in Lagos, Kwara, and Abuja Marks Significant Impact on Health and Education

The Hygiene Quest program, a transformative initiative aimed at promoting healthy hygiene habits, education, and community development, culminated in a resounding success at its closeout event in Lagos, Kwara, and Abuja. The program, launched in August 2022, was meticulously conducted by the Wellbeing Foundation Africa in partnership with Reckitt Dettol Nigeria. The end line assessment revealed remarkable results, surpassing initial expectations and leaving an enduring positive impact on schools, healthcare facilities, and communities.

Slum & Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN) presented the compelling impact of the Hygiene Quest Program during the closeout event held in Lagos, Kwara, and Abuja. The end line assessment revealed transformative change in schools, healthcare facilities, and communities, showcasing the power of hygiene education and community development in creating healthier societies.

The presentation by SRHIN highlighted the remarkable journey of the Hygiene Quest Program, focusing on the pivotal pillars of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) practices. By providing access to soap, clean water, and proper sanitation facilities, the program has not only instilled crucial hygiene knowledge but also empowered individuals to adopt healthier practices for a brighter future.

Tanzim Syed Razwan, the Marketing Director of Dettol, commended Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s dedication and expertise in executing the program. He expressed his delight at the exceptional results achieved, emphasizing that the collaborative partnership with Wellbeing Foundation Africa has been instrumental in taking the Hygiene Quest Program to new heights.

Mrs. Toyin Ojora-Saraki, Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, expressed her delight at the success of the program, stating, " The WBFA Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest Programme has been an inspiring journey, one that centres on the fundamental pillars of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) practices, which are crucial to the wellbeing of our schools, health centres, and communities. As we have witnessed, access to soap, clean water, proper sanitation facilities, and effective hygiene practices are not merely essential components of human dignity but also the cornerstones of healthier and more prosperous societies.

Through relentless efforts, the Hygiene Quest program has achieved exceptional outcomes, impacting over 9,321 students across 96 schools in Lagos, Kwara, and Abuja. The program surpassed its set target by an impressive 101.31%, empowering young minds with crucial hygiene knowledge and fostering a culture of cleanliness and well-being. Moreover, the engagement with 25,835 pregnant and lactating mothers in 36 healthcare facilities yielded exceptional results, surpassing the initial goal by an outstanding 103.78%. These empowered mothers have embraced healthier practices, leading to a brighter and healthier start for their children.

One of the most remarkable achievements of the Hygiene Quest program has been its impact on communities. The program reached out to 96 communities, connecting with 8,128 community members, and surpassing the target by a heartwarming 115.98%. Through community engagement and initiatives, the program has fostered resilient communities with access to improved water sources, sanitation facilities, and increased awareness of hygiene practices, resulting in healthier and more vibrant neighborhoods.

The Hygiene Quest program's success is a testament to the collaborative efforts of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Reckitt Dettol Nigeria, and all stakeholders involved. As the program concludes, the partners are steadfast in their dedication to continue championing hygiene education and community development, making Nigeria a healthier, happier nation.

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