Procter & Gamble has signed a partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and state governments to reduce infant mortality and increase immunization rate through its Pampers Rigakafi II program.
During the official handover to the Minister of State for Health held in Abuja, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora announced that P&G has provided over 1.5 million Pampers diapers to its partners to promote child and maternal health care in Nigeria.
In his words: “Safe and healthy hygiene habits are particularly critical to the health of infants and in order to achieve this, it is crucial that we engage in effective partnerships. Therefore, we appreciate P&G for collaborating to accomplish better healthcare and hygiene for children through the donation of Pampers® diapers which will encourage immunization to prevent childhood diseases.”
Since the launch of the program, the multinational consumer goods corporation has donated over 3.5 million diapers to the federal and state governments of Kebbi, Ogun, Adamawa, Niger and Anambra States, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development, and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, with the aim of impacting health outcomes of thousands of infants and mothers in participating communities.
Speaking on the initiative, Dr. Mrs. Temitope Iluyemi, P&G’s Senior Director for Africa, Global Government Relations and Public Policy, said: “P&G remains committed to touching and improving the lives of people in the communities where we live and work. Through our Pampers Rigakafi program, we want to advance the quality of life for children and mothers to ensure they are provided with adequate healthcare.”
“As a force for good and a force for growth, we are confident of the significant role we play in ensuring we can encourage an improvement in the health of infants across rural and peri-urban areas across Nigeria. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to join forces with Federal and State governments to scale up efforts in mitigating concerns over the health and hygiene of children as well as mothers through increased immunization and antenatal care programs.”
The Procter & Gamble Company is focused on providing branded consumer packaged goods to the consumers across the world. The Company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care, and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. Their products include Always, Ariel, Pampers, Gillette, Oral B and Safeguard.
For over 25 years in Nigeria, Procter & Gamble, producer of notable brands like Always, Ariel, Pampers, Gillette, Oral B and Safeguard, has been an active investor in Nigeria, creating over 4,000 jobs through its manufacturing operations in Ibadan and Lagos and its world class distributor center in Agbara.