In commemoration of this year’s World Health Day, Hypo makers of the Nigerian most affordable bleach collaborated with the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Environment and the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation to organizing a 5kilometers sensitization walk, Health Symposium and the annual environmental sanitation exercise tagged “Hypo Team Up to Clean Up “.
The planned activities were organized in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministries to encourage Nigerians in understanding the that art of cleanliness and hygiene should be seen and considered as an individual task which everyone should imbibe 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 Honourable 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.
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 programme was a representative of the commissioner for the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Barrister Oluwatoyin Odusanya who also laud 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 it’s 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 house hold clean”.
On the following day, during which the Hypo team and the collaborators moved to the LSDPC Alaka estate in Surulere to clean up the environment along with the residents, Hypo Brand Manager, Onome Asagbra explained the concept behind the annual activity and why it was coincided with the World Health Day.
“Team Up to Clean Up” is an activity imbibed by the brand to bring all stakeholders together to clean up their neighbourhoods. The aim of this exercise has always been to elaborate the importance of a clean neighbourhood 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.
Onome further explained, “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.
From Left:Mr Onome Asagbara, Brand Manager,Hypo Bleach; Barrister Oluwatoyin Odunsanya,Rep Hon Commissioner For Ministry Of Women Affairs And Poverty Allevation, 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 On Friday.
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…yesterday.