Even though hand washing is part of our daily routine, we quite often don’t get it right. Did you know that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that one should spend at least 20 seconds scrubbing his or her hands with soap?
As part of the Global Hand Washing Day campaign, we are on a mission to spread awareness about the importance of hand washing with soap, and drive habit change especially among young children.
“The deaths of children each year from infectious diseases, such as diarrhoea, are still considerable and represent a significant global crisis. However, the good news is that diarrhoea is preventable, and good hand hygiene practices are one of the simplest measures we can all take to help protect ourselves and our families. Simply hand washing with an effective soap at key times, such as after going to the toilet, and before eating, can go a long way in breaking the chain of infection and preventing these unnecessary deaths.”
Professor John Oxford, Chairman of the Global Hygiene Council
To help prevent a child from needlessly falling ill due to diarrhoea, join hands with us to make hand washing with soap a habit.
Show your support by washing your hands with soap, and uploading a picture of your clean #HealthyHands here
For every #HealthyHands along with a picture of your clean hands, we will teach 1 child the healthy habit of hand washing with soap.
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Let's celebrate Global Hand Washing Day, and share #HealthyHands for habit change