As part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, Nizamiye hospital, Abuja, Sunday took its personal hygiene campaign to public schools in the Federal Capital Territory. The campaign was conducted in commemoration of the International Nurses Day.
Executive director of Nizamiye hospital, Servet Gulerman, stated that the choice of public schools in the FCT was to inculcate the habit of personal hygiene amongst school children in the territory.
“This year, as in previous years, we partnered with our sister organisation, the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges Foundation, to take the message of personal hygiene to public schools in the FCT under the theme“Understanding and Observing Personal Hygiene,” to educate students on why they must take their bath every day and also brush their teeth twice every day,” he said.
The event which held at the Junior Secondary School, Karimo, Abuja, witnessed the distribution of personal hygiene packs such as toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste, and bathing soap to over 500 students.
The International Nurses Day is celebrated every year around the world on May 12 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurses’ contributions to the society.