Pwani oil in partnership with Redcross Kenya, Swahilipot Hub and Kenya Ports Authority today marked the global handwashing day at the Likoni Ferry, advocating for handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
The manufacturer further unveiled Detrex Handwash soap during the exercise.
Commenting on the initiative, Pwani Oil Commercial Director Rajul Malde said that to protect Kenyans from diseases, hand hygiene needs to become an integral part of every person’s daily routine and life, even as we all live through the pandemic, and beyond.
“Global handwashing day is an annual reminder to everyone that handwashing with soap is a simple and affordable way to keep ourselves healthy and to avoid spreading germs. This year, as is our culture, we took time to educate and encourage the public on the importance of handwashing while highlighting the critical role hand hygiene plays in disease transmission”. Said Malde.
The exercise comes on the backdrop of Covid-19 which has seen handwashing with soap stand out as one of the best defense against the virus, along with other public health measures.
Signifying the critical role and value of handwashing, thousands of commuters washed their hands at designated handwashing points, displaying how a simple, cost-effective practice can save lives.
Detrex is an antibacterial handwash soap that kills 99.9% germs. It has a medicinal fragrance and leaves hands hydrated. It is available in 300ml.
Early last year, the manufacturer partnered with Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) to provide soap and hand-washing kits for thousands of commuters on the ferry as part of ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
The ferry service provides transport to over 300,000 pedestrians and 6,000 vehicles daily at the Likoni Channel in Mombasa and Kisumu, making it one of the largest public transport providers in the region