The 56th NMA Annual Conference, which was held recently pulled a large number of stakeholders, including doctors, other healthcare practitioners, the academia, top government functionaries and key influencers, who expressed a consensus on the need to improve healthcare delivery in the country.
Nigeria losses about N455 billion annually which is about 1.3% of her GDP due to poor hygiene practices, this productivity loss is majorly from the household and affects the living standard of the people. Poor hygiene conditions gives room for infections which results in sickness and diseases leading to valuable loss of productive time and other resources.
Infections are easily transmitted through contact with infected persons or surfaces, and if not properly checked can lead to disease outbreak. Therefore, the chain of infection should be broken with reliable antiseptic liquid as early as possible to ensure that families and loved ones are protected from germs that cause a number of illnesses.
Dr. R. Oladele a Clinical Microbiologist, at the LUTH during her presentation titled ‘Breaking the Chain of Infection’ stated that in order to achieve an infection free country, the promotion of personal hygiene practices such as regular hand washing could not be over-emphasized. Other practices like cough etiquette, vaccinations, infection control and prevention programs all play critical roles in reaching this goal of an infection free society. She further stated that regular disinfection of topical and environmental surfaces with antiseptics and disinfectants is an effective approach and also to clean and decontaminate all equipment after use.
Dettol, which is a leading antiseptic liquid and proven to be 10X better than other antiseptic liquid in the market, is useful in breaking the chain of infection when regularly used at home, offices, schools and hospitals. Dettol antiseptic liquid is the number one Antiseptic and disinfectant brand in use extensively in homes, offices, hospitals and other health care facilities for a variety of topical and hard-surface applications. In particular, they are an essential part of infection control practices and aid in the prevention infections at home and in the hospitals.
Dettol has been in partnership with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) for over 20 years and it is the only antiseptic liquid endorsed by the NMA. Dettol on its part will continue to ensure that it supports Nigerians to live healthier and happier lives, by providing maximum protection for the family against over 100 illness causing germs.