In line with the realization of SDG goal 6,which deals with water and sanitation ,the Madam Moesillo foundation is calling on all Nigerians to maintain a high level of hygiene as it is essential for healthy living .
The program coordinator of the Madam Moesillo foundation,Mrs Diana Eyo -Enoette made the disclosure while on an outreach to an IDP camp in Abuja .
According to her , hand washing practice helps in preventing diseases and infections .
She further advised the mothers that despite the present situation they find themselves ,they should maintain a high level of hygiene .
The program coordinator, also reiterates the need for mothers to train their children and wards on proper hands washing,as it will become part of them till they get to adulthood.
“The children should ensure they wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet ,also before and after eating .It is better to practice these act ,to prevent infections ”
In the same vein ,she spoke to the residents on maintaining proper sanitation in the environment ,as it is critical to healthy living .
“Do not leave your environment untidy and unkempt,so as not to breed disease .It is very essential to sweep the surroundings whenever it is dirty ”
The program coordinator of Madam Moesillo foundation ,also emphasized on the role of immunization ,and urged the mothers to take the necessary vaccinations for the children .
“We had discussions with the mothers on several immunization vaccines ,the ones that are peculiar to mothers during their pregnancy period and the other ones peculiar to the children at different stages”
According to her ,we discovered that some mothers do not like going to primary health care centres due to the fact that they live in Internally displaced camps .
“Some mothers believe that they will be sidelined ,when they want to go and access treatment
We made them to understand that the vaccines are free,and they have the right to access treatment ,and no one will marginalize them ”
“As a follow up mechanism ,we will ensure that all the children have the card to access vaccination “she noted .