Hand hygiene programme: Lifebuoy, Brac join forces to reach 730,000 school children


Business Desk  :
In a significant step towards improving child health and hygiene, Unilever Bangladesh Ltd (UBL) and Brac have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch UBL’s brand Lifebuoy’s hand hygiene programme for school children.

The MoU signing ceremony took place at UBL’s corporate office, where Nilushi Jayatileke, personal care head and marketing director of Unilever Bangladesh Ltd, and Hossain Ishrath Adib, director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Integrated Development Programme (IDP), Brac, formalised the partnership.

The signing ceremony was attended by Shamima Akhter, director of Corporate Affairs, Partnerships and Communications at Unilever Bangladesh Ltd., Farzana Ferdous, marketing manager, Skin Cleansing, Unilever Bangladesh Ltd and Zillur Rahman, programme head, Wash, Brac, among other high officials of the respective organisations.


Lifebuoy, the world’s number one selling germ-protection soap, has long been dedicated to empowering mothers and ensuring healthier lives for their children by promoting improved hygiene practices, with a special emphasis on the simple yet impactful act of handwashing.

The brand’s handwashing behaviour change programme, which has been running since the 1990s, has reached over 10 million school children, evolving from a basic handwashing initiative into a comprehensive mission to elevate hand hygiene standards and advocate for better hygiene habits.

With its 21-day habit change programme, Lifebuoy consistently conveys the crucial message that “A simple act of handwashing with soap can save millions of lives from diseases.”