As The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Dettol Nigeria Hygiene Quest Partnership celebrate the success and impact of programming generously supported by the dedication of the global hygiene brand Reckitt commitments to the #CleanNaija Initiative, I am delighted to share our results!
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa has completed the first phase of WASH programming across schools, communities, and healthcare facilities. We have witnessed how access to soap, clean water, proper sanitation facilities, and adequate hygiene practices are essential components of human dignity and the cornerstones of healthier and more prosperous societies.
Since the launch of the programme in August 2022 in Abuja, Lagos, and Kwara States, our team has made significant progress in reaching out to the target population. We have successfully engaged with 96 schools, 36 healthcare facilities and 96 communities. The impact of our efforts has been remarkable, surpassing initial expectations. We have reached 9,321 students, over 101% of the set target, connected with 25,835 pregnant and lactating mothers, over 103% of the target, and our engagement with community members has been substantial, with a total of 8,128 individuals reached, exceeding the target to 115%.
These achievements underscore the effectiveness and commitment of our team in promoting education, healthcare, and community development, while engaging with stakeholders and policymakers to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The work continues until the shared vision of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Dettol Nigeria and Reckitt, is a reality, creating a Nigeria where water, sanitation, and hygiene are not privileges but fundamental rights accessible to all, as clean hands save lives.