Kao Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd. by Haiter and Magiclean have teamed up with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's Education Office to launch the program, "Elevating school hygiene and cleanliness keeps away diseases" to joint promote good hygiene and protect children from infectious diseases, particularly Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, as well as other diseases transmitted by skin contact. The program was kicked off at Wichuthit School, Dindaeng District, Bangkok, and graciously presided over by Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt.
Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said in his remarks, "Infectious diseases are a critical factor particularly in government offices and public spaces, and we have prioritized safety in schools. Statistics from January to June 2023 in Bangkok reveal the cumulative number of patients is 2,233 patients, the infected persons with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease have increased five-fold year-on-year. Luckily,
we do not yet have any fatalities, but there are severe impacts on public health. To ensure effective prevention, schools and other facilities must be cleaned thoroughly, and we are targeting public health service centers, kindergartens, district offices and hospitals. Learning how to use equipment properly is also a great way in disease control. So please keep up the cleaning on an ongoing basis, and I do hope that this event will achieve the goals and exceed expectations."
Mr. Yuji Shimizu, President of Kao Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said, "At Kao we prioritize promoting hygiene and healthy behaviors to prevent the occurrence of disease through our products, with the concept of "Kirei—Making Life Beautiful". We have thus launched the program "Elevating school hygiene and cleanliness keeps away diseases". Highlighting Haiter and Magiclean products to be the helper in providing hygiene in households as well as public spaces to reduce epidemics and the incidence of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease and others childhood illnesses. It has been found that such disease outbreaks arise in densely populated confined spaces, and schools have a large number of students in close proximity to each other, making them vulnerable to disease outbreaks."
This program comprises of educational activities about disease and methods of prevention by specialist from the Department of Disease Control of the Ministry of Public Health, while Kao advises on the correct use of floor cleaning products. Students, parents and volunteers also have been invited to join cleaning school areas such as classroom, canteen, playground and other activity spaces at Wichuthit School.
"We sincerely hope that this program will create awareness among teachers, students and parents of personal hygiene and cleaning habits to keep the common spaces disease-free. Along with having the understanding about the cleaning methods to eliminate disease vectors. This will prevent infection and transmission by skin contact, as occurs with young children," concluded Mr. Yuji Shimizu.
"Elevating school hygiene and cleanliness keeps away diseases" is a program operating at schools affiliated to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration involving the donation of Haiter and Magiclean Bacteria Killer products to 100 schools, for sustainable better hygiene, both now and in the future.
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