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Pepsodent sponsors National Oral Health Week to promote oral hygiene in Nigeria

Unilever Nigeria’s Pepsodent toothpaste has charged Nigerians to adopt good oral care practices by brushing twice daily to improve general health and quality of life. This was during the ministerial press briefing at the National Oral Health Week held from 27thNovember – 1st December 2017 in Abuja.

Speaking at the event, The Regional Sales Manager for Middle Belt, David Ebah, stated that Unilever is totally committed to improving oral healthcare among Nigerians. In 2016, Unilever signed an MOU with the Federal Ministry of Health to improve the oral health of children in Nigeria and educate them on the importance of brushing day and night via the Unilever Brush Day and Night Schools Programme.

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Also speaking at the event, the Category Manager, Oral Care, Toluwaleke Salu stated that since 2014, through the Pepsodent Brush Day and Night Schools Programme, Unilever has directly educated over 3.5 million Nigerian children to imbibe the culture of brushing twice daily by using a fluoride toothpaste such as Pepsodent, in order to prevent oral diseases.

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“Unilever Brush Day & Night School Program is a 21 days behavioural change campaign aimed at educating children on the importance of adopting good oral care habits and maintaining good oral hygiene, and to prevent the causes of ill oral health that affect children’s ability to learn.” She concluded.

At the event, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, represented by the Head, Hospital Services department, Dr. Wapada I. Balami noted that great progress has been made in reducing the extent and severity of common oral diseases. There’s also been a marked improvement in the nation’s oral health system through intensive investment in oral health promotion by all relevant stakeholders and policy makers.

“Unilever has been of great support to the Federal Ministry of Health especially during the National Oral Health Week over the years and we are immensely grateful for this.” He added.

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Unilever was recognized and awarded as ‘outstanding oral health development partner of the year’ during the event.




As part of the National Oral Health week and to further promote oral health care in Nigeria, the Pepsodent sponsored Schools Oral Health Program was held at Deo Gratias International Group of Schools, Garki II and LEA Primary and Junior Secondary School, Area 1, Garki on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th November 2017.

The students were also excited to recite the brush pledge, as they promised to adopt good oral care habits like brushing twice daily.

Recently, Unilever partnered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Dental Association, Association of Community Pharmacists, Federal Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to further create awareness on issues emanating from poor oral health and the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

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Photo Captions  

Photo 1: Front Row L-R Miss Ogechukwu Anozie, Brand Manager, Pepsodent, Unilever Nigeria Plc.; Dr. (Mrs.) B.O Alonge, Head, Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health; Honorable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole represented by Head, Hospital Services Deparment, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Wapada I. Balami; Dr. (Mrs.) Evelyn N. Ngige, Director of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health; Mrs. Toluwaleke Salu, Category Manager, Oral Care, Unilever Nigeria Plc. at the ministerial press briefing during the National Oral Health Week recently held in Abuja. 

Photo 2: Mr. David Ebah, Regional Sales Manager for Middle Belt, Unilever Nigeria Plc. delivering the goodwill message from Unilever Nigeria Plc. at the ministerial press briefing during the National Oral Health Week recently held in Abuja. 

Photo 3: Mrs. Juliet Ayuk, Dental Technologist, Federal Ministry of Health; Miss Ogechukwu Anozie, Brand Manager, Pepsodent, Unilever Nigeria Plc.; Mrs. Yemi Alajede, Chief Dental Therapist, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. (Mrs.) Obiajulu Ugbo, Senior Dental Officer 1–in-charge of Schools’ Oral HealthProgramme, Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health at the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programme held in Abuja recently. 

Photo 4: Mrs. Foluso Babasola, MD Xpert Solutions; Mr. David Ebah, Regional Sales Manager for Middle Belt, Unilever Nigeria Plc.; Dr. (Mrs.) B.O Alonge, Head, Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health and Miss Ogechukwu Anozie, Brand Manager, Pepsodent, Unilever Nigeria Plc; shortly after Unilever was awarded ‘Outstanding Oral Health Development Partner of the Year’ at the National Oral Health Week held in Abuja recently. 

Photo 5: Happy Pupils of Deo Gratias Primary School, Garki, Abuja receiving free Pepsodent toothpaste and toothbrush during the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programme held in Abuja recently.  

Photo 6: Happy Pupils of Deo GraTias Primary School, Garki, Abuja receiving free Pepsodent toothpaste and toothbrush during the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programme held in Abuja recently.  

Photo 7: L-R Dr. (Mrs.) Oluchi Okeke-Mbajiaka, Dental Officer-in-charge of Oral Health Collaborations & Research, Federal Ministry of Health; Mrs. YemiAlajede, Chief Dental Therapist, Federal Ministry of Health, Miss Ogechukwu Anozie, Brand Manager, Pepsodent, Unilever Nigeria Plc., at thePepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programme held at L.E.A Primary School, Garki, Abuja.  

Photo 8: Dr. (Mrs.) Obiajulu Ugbo, Senior Dental Officer 1-in-charge of Schools’ Oral Health Programme, Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health doing a live tooth brushing demonstration at L.E.A Primary School, Garki, Abuja during the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health programme in Abuja. 

Photo 9: Miss Ogechukwu Anozie, Brand Manager, Pepsodent, Unilever Nigeria Plc., teaching the Brush Pledge to the students of L.E.A Primary School, Abuja.  




Photo 10: Mr. David Ebah, Regional Sales Manager for Middle Belt, Unilever Nigeria Plc. Receiving the award for ‘Outstanding Oral Health Development Partner of the Year’ on behalf of Unilever from Dr. Wapada, I. Balami, Head, Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health and flanked by Dr. (Mrs.) B.O Alonge, Head, Dentistry Division Federal Ministry of Health. 

Photo 11: Dr. (Mrs.) B.O Alonge, Head, Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health; Miss Ogechukwu Anozie, Brand Manager, Pepsodent, Unilever Nigeria Plc. and Mrs. Foluso Babasola, MD Xpert Solutions at the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programme recently held in Abuja.  

Photo 12: Honorable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole represented by Dr. Wapada I. Balami, Head, Hospital Services Department, Federal Ministry of Health delivering his speech at the press briefing during the National Oral Health Week in Abuja. 

Photo 13: Miss Ogechukwu Anozie, Brand Manager, Pepsodent, Unilever Nigeria Plc.; Mrs. Yemi Alajede, Chief Dental Therapist, Federal Ministry of Health and a pupil of Deo Gratias Primary School, Abuja during a live tooth brushing demonstration at the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programmein Abuja.  

Photo 14: Miss Ogechukwu Anozie, Brand Manager, Pepsodent, Unilever Nigeria Plc. educating the pupils of Deo Gratias Primary School on the importance of adopting good oral care habits during the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programme recently held in Abuja.  

Photo 15: Dr. (Mrs.) Obiajulu Ugbo, Senior Dental Officer 1-in-charge of Schools’ Oral Health Programme, Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health educating the pupils of Deo Gratias Primary School on the importance of good oral hygiene during the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programmerecently held in Abuja.  

Photo 16: Excited Pupils of Deo Gratias Primary School, Garki, Abuja after receiving free Pepsodent toothpaste and toothbrush during the PepsodentSchools’ Oral Health Programme in Abuja. 

Photo 17: Dr. (Mrs.) B.O Alonge, Head, Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health addressing the pupils at Deo Gratias Primary School, Garki, Abuja. 

Photo 18: Cross Section of Pupils of Deo Gratias Primary School, Garki, Abuja during the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programme recently held in Abuja. 

Photo 19: Dr. (Mrs.) Obiajulu Ugbo, Senior Dental Officer 1-in-charge of Schools’ Oral Health Programme, Dentistry Division, Federal Ministry of Health, educating the pupils of Deo Gratias Primary School on the importance of good oral hygiene during the Pepsodent Schools’ Oral Health Programmerecently held in Abuja. 

About Pepsodent 

Pespodent is a leading oral care brand with a wide range of products, benefitting from Unilever’s long tradition of R&D in this field. For over 40 years Pepsodent has been helping millions of people by providing products that are clinically proven to enhance their oral health 24 hours a day.

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. It has 169,000 employees and generated sales of €53.3 billion in 2015. Over half (58%) of the company’s footprint is in developing and emerging markets. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Omo, Lux, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan commits to:

  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
  • Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
  • Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

Unilever was ranked number one in its sector in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In the FTSE4Good Index, it achieved the highest environmental score of 5. It led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the 2016 GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey for the sixth year running. Unilever was ranked the most sustainable food and beverage company in Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Scorecard in 2016 for the second year.

For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.co

. For more information on the USLP: www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/

 

 

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YUSUF SARKI BAKUM December 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm

GOOD! TELL THE WORLD THAT WHICH IS HAPPENING ARROUND EVERYBODY.

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