Pepsodent, others, partner on World Oral Health Day celebration in Nigeria
In demonstration of their social mission and commitment to promote oral hygiene among Nigerians, Unilever Nigeria Plc., makers of Pepsodent, has kicked off the 2018 World Oral Health Day (WOHD) celebration, which comes up on March 20, with a press conference in Lagos.
Partnering with the Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Unilever announced its plans to address oral health issues, especially tooth decay, which is the most widespread disease in the world, and affects both children and adults.
Speaking on the activities for the year themed ‘Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health’, the marketing director, Unilever Ghana-Nigeria, Bunmi Adeniba said since the inception of its ‘Brush Day and Night Schools Programme,’ it has reached a total of 3.5 million children, adding that in 2018, they intend to reach 1.5 million school children.
She further explained that this year, they would also be enlisting Nigerian youths as oral health advocates, who will take the message of good oral health to their communities. NDA President, Dr. Bode Ijarogbe, stated that WOHD is set aside yearly to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth, promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health, and reiterate the importance of good oral hygiene.
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