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Hand Hygiene- First Step To Good Health

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Till now, we think that hand washing is just an essential sanitation to clean the hands and prevent oneself from diseases, but what is it actually? It is a matter of global celebration. Don’t be surprised! It’s the truth! Since 2008 we are celebrating Global Hand Washing Day on 15th of October.

According to the survey done by UNICEF, every year around 3.5 million children die because of diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia caused due to poor sanitation.

Handwashing with soap is an easy, persuasive, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. According to a study, handwashing decreases the risk of diarrhea up to 50%.  

UNICEF initiated various programs to increase awareness of benefits of hand sanitation among school children and their parents. It was noted that handwashing with soap reduces the incidence of leaves from school because of pneumonia in children by 50% and diarrhea by 30%.

UNICEF was able to create a good impact on the society leading to: 

  • Healthier habits
  • Awareness about the diseases caused due to improper hand washing.
  • Children were inclined towards the habit of washing hands properly and learn about the importance of sanitation.
  • Mortality rate of children due to diarrhea, dysentery and pneumonia drastically reduced.

WHO suggests ideal steps to wash hands:

 

‘Our hands, our future’ the theme of Global Handwashing Day 2017, states that good health is in our own hands, hand washing protects our own health, and builds our future. Handwashing with soap or disinfectant works a vaccine which protects us from infections and other diseases which spreads through contaminated hands.

To promote the significance, benefits, and practice of handwashing with soap, as well as supporting access to and improving hygiene facilities will aid us to work towards a future where that potential is realized. However, If you still need to consult a doctor or order disinfectants and medicines from a chemist; Eventus life is by your side to provide you access to the best doctors and chemists near you. Please visit our website www.eventuslife.com or download our app for quick help.

 

 

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