Prof. Chinedun P. Babalola demonstrating to Abadi Primary School pupils on how to clean their hand properly with sanitiser
In apparent support of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s “Save Lives, Clean Your Hands” campaign for 2015, the Centre for Drug Discovery, Development and Production (CDDDP), recently held a sensitisation programme on hand sanitisation in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The CDDDP, a MacArthur Foundation funded Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, which had embarked on the production of alcohol-based sanitisers in response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa in 2014, took the sensitisation campaign to some primary schools within the University of Ibadan area.
The Director of the Centre, Prof. Chinedum O. Babalola supported by other staff members, first led the CDDDP team to Abadina Primary School, where the pupils were educated on the importance of hand hygiene and how to properly cleanse their hands, using a hand sanitiser. The enthusiastic students were educated on the advantages of clean hands and the Centre also donated its brand of hand sanitisers to the school.
The CDDDP sensitisation team also went to the University Staff School, University of Ibadan, where pupils were also enlightened on the advantages of using hand sanitisers in keeping their hands clean especially when there is no access to clean water.The sensitisation team equally donated the CDDDP sanitisers, which come in different fragrances, to the school.
The management of the two schools thanked the CDDDP team for selecting their schools for the campaign and for the hand sanitisers donated to them.