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Unilever joins Gweru typhoid fight effort

GWERU- Leading food and home care producer, Unilever, through its Lifeboy and Demestos brands, has moved in to assist on the current typhoid crisis in Gweru through an awareness campaign programme aimed at educating local residents on health and sanitation.

Unilever Zimbabwe Managing Director, Hilary Muzondiwa,  said the campaign will encompass visits to clinics, hospitals and community meet-ups to educate residents on hand-washing techniques and effective toilet cleaning to help reduce the spread of the outbreak.

“We saw it fit to help people at this crucial time to look after their families in light of this outbreak.

“We want to make sure we are playing our part in helping fight the Typhoid outbreak by educating communities on correct hand-washing techniques and hygiene measures. We hope that this goes a long way in reducing the number of cases reported,” he said.

Muzondiwa reiterated that the company is committed to encouraging healthy hand-washing behavior and effective use of toilet cleaning products for improved health in our communities.

“We are advocates of simple and cost effective hygiene measures, prevention is better than cure and we extend our help to communities by giving them valuable life skills,” he added.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day.

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