Global Handwashing Day

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Global Handwashing Day may have passed this Sunday, but the importance of hand hygiene remains evergreen. Let’s dive into the world of clean hands and its impact on our well-being. 🤲💧 

The Power of Handwashing: Protecting Lives and Health 

Washing hands is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to shield ourselves and our loved ones from illness. It’s more than just a ritual; it’s a powerful act of prevention. 🦠🚫 

🌟 How Germs Spread: Handwashing is our defense against germs that are transmitted through contact with surfaces or people. 

🕰️ Key Times to Wash Hands: Crucial moments include before cooking, after changing diapers, and after using the restroom – simple acts that make a big difference. 

👉 Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way: Good handwashing is simple and effective. Wet, lather, scrub, rinse, and dry – these five steps can safeguard you and your community. Remember, a good 20-second scrub is about the time to sing “Happy Birthday” twice! 🎂🎁 

🍃 When Soap and Water Aren’t Handy. Sometimes, access to soap and water may be limited – as can be the case in some of our great waterless toilets. In such cases, a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can be your trusty sidekick. But remember, it’s not a substitute for the real deal and keep the sanitizer away from children. 🤝🚰 

This Global Handwashing Day, commit to better hand hygiene! By prioritizing clean hands, we protect ourselves and our communities. 🤝🌍 

Ready to make a change for a safer, healthier future? Get connected and join us for a better resource use. Clean hands aren’t just a choice; they’re a global responsibility. 🌐🤝 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html 

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