Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh’s Health Trust drives Global Handwashing Day in Nigeria with #ItStartsWithMe campaign

The Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA)
Trust is marking Global Handwashing Day on October 15, 2015 by introducing a
public health awareness campaign called #ItStartsWithMe which is aimed at
encouraging proper handwashing amongst Nigerians as the most effective way to
stop the spread of infectious diseases.

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh was
the medical doctor who identified and contained the first case of Ebola in
Nigeria. She took action to control the spread of this deadly virus and sadly
contracted Ebola and died on 19 August 2014.  To honor her sacrifice for our country and
continue her legacy, her only son and family set up DRASA (
www.drasatrust.org) to improve Nigeria’s
healthcare system. DRASA is determined to continue Dr. Adadevoh’s heroic work
and make a sustainable impact on the health sector.

The #ItStartsWithMe campaign
focuses on promoting clean hands and encouraging good hygiene. DRASA calls on
all individuals to join and support the campaign by simply posting videos and
images of themselves washing their hands. They can share these images or videos
on different social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – with
the hashtag #ItStartsWithMe and tag DRASA via Facebook: facebook.com/drasatrust,
Twitter: @drasatrust, Instagram: @drasatrust.

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Prior to this, DRASA launched a
school drive in select primary and secondary schools within Lagos State to inspire
students and promote the #ItStartsWithMe handwashing campaign. The ongoing
school drive seeks to educate students on the importance of good handwashing
habits to prevent the spread of diseases and improve personal health and