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NIGERIA: Lagos govt partners Hypo Bleach on immunisation

Polio immunisationIn a bid to promote the health and wellbeing of the Nigerian Child, MultiPro Enterprises Limited, makers of Hypo Super Bleach has partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of Health in the just – concluded Polio Immunization Plus Days Campaign which was flagged off at Ipaja Mini Stadium, Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development Area (LCDA) recently.

The National Immunisation Plus Days, NIPDs, campaign which began in Nigeria since 2006 serves as one of the core strategies for improving immunisation activities in Nigeria. This would be done by combining the usage of the fixed posts, house-to-house and transit teams for the delivery of multiple antigens (e.g. BCG, OPV, pentavalent, measles, Yellow Fever, HBV, etc.) on the days set aside for mass campaign.
Speaking at the Flag off ceremony of the 4 – day campaign, Senior Sales Manager, MultiPro Enterprises Limited, Mr. Jude Nzeata, said it was an opportunity for Hypo to fulfil its social responsibility to the society.

“The National Immunisation Plus Days provides us with the platform to reach millions of children who are in dire need of a proper health care services. In line with this we have made millions of Hypo Bleach sachets available for distribution both here at the flag off ceremony and at every Primary Health Centre within the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs through the course of the program and also delivering proper counsel about the importance of immunisation and hygiene.”

Further he appealed to parents especially mothers to take their wards between the ages of 0 to 5 years to the Primary Health Care Centres and Clinics in the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) so that they can be immunized against polio and other diseases.

Nzeata explained that the decision to partner with the Lagos State Ministry of Health was another step in the fulfilment of Hypo’s continued desire to contribute to the realisation of a clean and healthy nation which started with the introduction of affordable bleach for all and also affirmed that this would definitely not be the last partnership between the company and the Lagos State Ministry of Health because a lot still has to be done to further improve the level of health care services in the country.

Deputy Director and Head of Department, Family Health and Nutrition, Dr. Folashade Oludara stated: “Once again, Hypo has proved to be a very reliable partner as they have not only helped to produce the flyers and banners but donated millions of Hypo products to be given to mothers who bring their child for immunisation.

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