Every year, Domex aims to educate 1 Million Filipinos on Proper Toilet Sanitation, to help fight against diseases. This coming November 13, 2015, Unilever Philippines through its germ-killing brand, Domex is all set to kick off the One Million Clean Toilets Movement in the fight against disease causing germs. This nationwide campaign aims to save lives, one clean toilet at a time.
World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that children around the world miss an estimated 443 million school days each year because of diseases caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices, including using unsanitary toilets. There were hundreds of problems related to poor sanitation and lack of sanitary toilets. Children got sick and missed a lot at school. Not to mention that their lives at risk due diseases caused by unhygienic practices. Illnesses due to poor toilet sanitation include diarrheal disease and parasitic worm infections which can lead to nutritional deficiencies, physical and mental stunting, and death. Every day, millions of children in rural communities and urban households nationwide are exposed to these health problems by using dirty toilets populated by disease-carrying germs.
Domex "Sick Days" Video
According to Dr. Luisa Efren of the Philippine Public Health Association (PPHA), the simple act of proper toilet sanitation can help prevent the spread of these germs.
“A toilet that looks clean to the naked eye may not necessarily be free from germs and bacteria. So, it is very important to properly sanitize all surfaces using a germ-kill expert with proven efficacy in eliminating bacteria, and not just any ordinary laundry bleach,” Dr. Efren warned.
On its third year, Unilever Philippines in partnership with UNICEF and PPHA are all set to champion the One Million Clean Toilets Movement. This advocacy program aims to educate Filipinos on proper toilet hygiene and the need for sanitized household toilets to keep their families safe against disease-causing germs.
Mommies, I invite you to join the movement, #1MCleanToilets the fight against disease by spreading awareness on the sanitation issue caused unsanitary toilets. Watch and share the “Sick Days” video to help keep your family and friends germ-free.
Let's support the fight against disease, one clean toilet at a time.