PZ Cussons Ghana, producers of Personal Care such as Imperial Leather, Carex, Cussons Baby, Premier and  Camel antiseptic has donated a wide range of products & Handwashing stations valued at GHC 50,000 to the underprivileged in Ghana as part of the company’s effort to battle the spread of the Coronavirusin and also to improve hygiene in the country.  

Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness on the importance of hand hygiene aimed at establishing a long-lasting change in human behaviour.

The theme for this year’s celebration was: ‘Hand Hygiene for All’.

The message is that hand hygiene is not optional, neither is it a privilege but a life-saving act of self-preservation.

Over the years, PZ Cussons Ghana, through the Carex brand, has carried out various socially beneficial activities to mark Global Handwashing Day.

These activities are usually focused on teaching children in basic schools on how to properly wash their hands with soap under running water.

This year in particular and as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, there was a need to mark the celebration in the form of intensive sanitization, by reiterating the “Hand Hygiene for All” global initiative in a special way.

Carex is UK’s number one hand hygiene brand, and in line with the brand positioning as the Caring hygiene experts, the brand marked this year’s Global Handwashing Day by providing selected orphanages in Accra, Kumasi, and Tamale with a number of handwashing stations and hand hygiene products worth Ghc 50,000 cedis.

The products donated included hand sanitizers, antibacterial soap and hand wash.

The receiving orphanages included Save the Young mission, New Life, Shelter for Abused children, Osu Children’s Home and Teshie Orphanage in Accra and Tema as well as Kumasi children’s home, SOS Asokore Mampong in Kumasi; Eye of the Lord in Nsawam and Nyohami Orphanage and Nazareth Home of God’s Children in the Northern Region.

PZ Cussons also launched the new look of their Carex hand sanitizers including a new sensitive variant to cater for people with sensitive skin. The new sanitizers were sampled at selected Melcom shops across Ghana and were also made available for sale at various toll booths in Ghana for on the go protection.

PZ Cussons Carex has always championed hand hygiene and believes that it is one of the critical factors in the fight against deadly bacteria and viruses.

The PZ Cussons range of hand hygiene products includes hand sanitizers, bar soap and antibacterial hand wash.