Consumers Rallies With Reckitt Benckiser’s Dettol to Fight against Diarrhoea

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In furtherance to its commitment to reduce infant mortality rates in Nigeria and promote basic health and hygiene practices among consumers, leading antiseptic brand, Dettol strengthened its affinity with consumers when they turned up for its walkathon to pledge their support against diarrhoea and their commitment to simple hygienic practices.

The walkathon which held at Teslim Balogun stadium, Surulere was part of commemorative activities to mark Dettol’s 50 years presence in the Nigerian market and was tagged ‘‘ a pledge to save 10 Million Children’’ is a strategy aimed at reaching 10 Million Moms with the multiplier effect of helping save the lives of 10 Million Nigerian children from premature death. This initiative is centred on helping Nigeria meet its 2015 Millennium Development Goals of reducing Child Mortality for Children under the age of 5 by 6.3% by 2015.

Speaking to a mammoth crowd who turned up at the event, Marketing Director for West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser, Oguzhan Silivrili said the walkathon was a very symbolic component of the company’s greater journey motif. He described it as a conviction that let’s Dettol lead the charge in Nigeria’s journey to reducing infant mortality and to partner all relevant government and non government agencies in creating a hygiene conscious nation.

‘‘He explained that over the last 50 years Dettol’s has been at the forefront of educating consumers about health and hygiene habits through several platforms and went on to list some of Dettol’s initiatives and achievements such as New Mum Programme which has reached 5 million moms since 2006 teaching them good hygiene habits for themselves and their new born babies; the Health on Wheels Programme that has reached 150,000 families through mobile clinics; the School on Wheels Programme which has impacted three million children across schools since its inception in 2010 and finally the Direct home contact programme in which almost a million moms were reached from last year’’

A Cross Section of participants at the Dettol at 50 Walkathon
A Cross Section of participants at the Dettol at 50 Walkathon
Aerobics Instructor; Kate Henshaw giving exercise instructions at Dettol at 50 Walkathon
Aerobics Instructor; Kate Henshaw giving exercise instructions at Dettol at 50 Walkathon
Marketing and Activation, Lead, West Africa, Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi; Marketing Director, West Africa, Silivrili Oguzhan; Managing Director, Rahul Murgai and Marketing Manager, West Africa Ahmed Shah all of Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited at the Dettol at 50 Walkathon.
Marketing and Activation, Lead, West Africa, Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi; Marketing Director, West Africa, Silivrili Oguzhan; Managing Director, Rahul Murgai and Marketing Manager, West Africa Ahmed Shah all of Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited at the Dettol at 50 Walkathon.
Sales Director, Dele Adeyole; Chairman, Chief Olu Falomo, Managing Director, Mr. Rahul Murgai all of Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited at the Dettol at 50 Walkathon recently.
Sales Director, Dele Adeyole; Chairman, Chief Olu Falomo, Managing Director, Mr. Rahul Murgai all of Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited at the Dettol at 50 Walkathon recently.
L-R: Chairman Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited, Chief Olu Falomo; Marketing Director for West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser, Silivrili Oguzhan; Second National Vice President, Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Barthy Okorochukwu and Managing Director, Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited, Mr. Rahul Murgai pledging their support to the ‘Save 10 Million Children’ Campaign at the Dettol Walkathon held in Teslim Balogun Stadium, recently
L-R: Chairman Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited, Chief Olu Falomo; Marketing Director for West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser, Silivrili Oguzhan; Second National Vice President, Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Barthy Okorochukwu and Managing Director, Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited, Mr. Rahul Murgai pledging their support to the ‘Save 10 Million Children’ Campaign at the Dettol Walkathon held in Teslim Balogun Stadium, recently
Pledge to save Ten Million Children
Pledge to save Ten Million Children
Cross-section of participants at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Dettol in Nigeria
Cross-section of participants at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Dettol in Nigeria
Marketing Manager for West Africa Reckitt Benckiser; Ahmed Shah (left) and Marketing Director for West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria, Silivrili Oguzhan (holding up the Dettol Banner), leading the Dettol at 50 Walkathon
Marketing Manager for West Africa Reckitt Benckiser; Ahmed Shah (left) and Marketing Director for West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria, Silivrili Oguzhan (holding up the Dettol Banner), leading the Dettol at 50 Walkathon
Midnight Crew performing at the Dettol at 50 Walkathon
Midnight Crew performing at the Dettol at 50 Walkathon
Montage of Pledges made to save Ten Million Children
Montage of Pledges made to save Ten Million Children
Participants at the Dettol Walkathon pledging to save Ten Million Children
Participants at the Dettol Walkathon pledging to save Ten Million Children
Chairman Reckitt Benckiser, Chief Olu Falomo signing his pledge to save Ten Million Children
Participants at the Dettol Walkathon pledging to save Ten Million Children
Chidinma at Dettol Walkathon
Chidinma at Dettol Walkathon
Chairman Reckitt Benckiser, Chief Olu Falomo signing his pledge to save Ten Million Children
Chairman Reckitt Benckiser, Chief Olu Falomo signing his pledge to save Ten Million Children

 

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