RB Durex Partners PPFN on Sèxual Health

September 28, 2017

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

In line with its continuous commitment to being a socially responsible organization, RB has signed an agreement with the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) to help improve the sèxual health and wellbeing of Nigerians.

A statement issued by the firm explained that the scope of the agreement covers sèxual and reproductive health education and increasing consumer access to cōndoms.

A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) disclosed that, ‘Every day, more than one million sèxually transmitted infections are acquired worldwide, and each year an estimated 78 million people are infected’ constituting a major health concern even in Nigeria.

Thus, sèxual health education and contraception are therefore twin preventive health strategies to curb this.

Research and Real World data reveals that male latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are effective approach to achieving a reduction in spread of STDs and contraception.

At the signing of the partnership agreement, Rahul Murgai, Managing Director of RB West Africa and Dr Ibrahim M. Ibrahim, the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), were optimistic that the joint efforts of the two organizations will help drive the sèxual and reproductive health agenda in Nigeria.

Speaking about the partnership with PPFN, Rahul Murgai said, “RB is excited to partner with PPFN to create scaled awareness and education pan Nigeria on planned-parenthood, maternal health, safe contraception techniques and targeted reduction in HIV related deaths through the effective and consistent use of cōndoms.

“Through this collaboration, consumers will have the requisite education and empowerment to improve their sèxual health with easy access to Durex- the World number 1 cōndom brand.”

Over the past 50 years, RB has been at the forefront for cause-related initiatives that further the progress of Nigeria on UN Sustainable Development Goals such as reduction in infant mortality from preventable diseases such as diarrhoea and malaria, improved public health and sanitation from reduced open defecation problem and now partnering to reduce HIV related deaths.

Its brands, which are popular household names such as Dettol, Mortein and Harpic, have active partnerships with Federal Ministry of Health, Save the Children (STC), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) which work to educate new mothers, school children and reach LGAs like Shomolu in Lagos to promote good healthy habits like hand washing and to build a healthier nation.

PPFN is a national non-governmental organization and a leading advocate and provider of sèxual and reproductive health services.

The organisation is a member of the global movement that strives for universal access to reproductive health services to all (including poor, marginalized, vulnerable and socially excluded people) without discrimination.

According to Dr Ibrahim, “This partnership will contribute towards PPFN’s objective of expanding access to quality services particularly for young persons in Nigeria.”

The PPFN and Durex strategic partnership, according to observers, will go a long way in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STIs.

 

It will also contribute to reducing the incidence of unwanted/unplanned pregnancy and unsafe abōrtion as well as significantly improving the overall level of health and feeling of well-being in Nigeria.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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