Deputy Minister of Health YB Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi bin Haji Yahaya Launches Antabax National Hygiene Month 2013

Antabax, an antibacterial personal care range and the Ministry of Health Malaysia joined forces for the second consecutive year to raise awareness and accelerate hand washing behavior change on a national scale through the Antabax National Hygiene Month 2013 program that reached more than 7 million people this year.

[From left] Datuk Dr. Azmi Bin Shapie, Director, Public Health Physical, Ministry of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi bin Haji Yahaya, Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Francis Ng, General Manager, Household & Personal Care, Marketing Division, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, Tuan Haji Abdul Jabar Bin Ahmad, Director, Health Education, Ministry of Health, Mr. Manimaran Krishnan, President, Malaysian Association of Health Promotion (MAHEO)
[From left] Datuk Dr. Azmi Bin Shapie, Director, Public Health Physical, Ministry of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi bin Haji Yahaya, Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Francis Ng, General Manager, Household & Personal Care, Marketing Division, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, Tuan Haji Abdul Jabar Bin Ahmad, Director, Health Education, Ministry of Health, Mr. Manimaran Krishnan, President, Malaysian Association of Health Promotion (MAHEO)
The campaign is believed to be still among the largest public-private hand hygiene campaigns ever undertaken in the nation by a private corporation with the purpose of increasing the hygiene awareness in the country.

The Ministry of Health Malaysia, Ministry of Education, MAHEO (Malaysian Association of Health Education Officers) and Antabax, supported by 40 schools nationwide; with involvement of the teachers, students and parents.

According to Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd’s General Manager, Household and Personal Care, Marketing Division, Mr. Francis Ng, this year’s campaign reaches with more creative elements to reinforce the need of good hygiene.

YB Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin Haji Yahaya, Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia (centre) and Mr. Francis Ng, General Manager, Household & Personal Care, Marketing Division, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd with  students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Megah.
YB Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin Haji Yahaya, Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia (centre) and Mr. Francis Ng, General Manager, Household & Personal Care, Marketing Division, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd with students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Megah.

“As a Malaysian brand, Antabax has taken the lead to educate Malaysians to be more aware of hygiene. We have used the traditional game of patty cake known locally as ‘Tepuk Amai-Amai’ to engage teachers and students through music, rhythm and music so that they can remember the important message of good hygiene better,” Mr. Ng said.

Antabax, completed its annual National Hygiene Month initiative which was rolled out nationwide from April to August 2013.

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