But every minute around the world, a parent loses a child to a preventable disease such as diarrhoea.
The Simple Solution: Hand Washing with Soap
Even though hand washing is part of our daily routine, we quite often don't get it right. Did you know that the CDC (Centres 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 number of 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
Participate to Give Life A Hand
To help prevent a child from needlessly falling ill due to diarrhoea, join hand with us to make hand washing with soap a habit.
Show your support by teaching a child healthy hand washing habits and spread the message by sharing this video.
To know more about our School Reach programme, click here.
Let’s celebrate Global Handwashing Day, and share #givelifeahand for habit change.
For every share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #givelifeahand we will teach 1 child the healthy habit of hand washing with soap through our School Reach Programme.