Help a child reach five even after Global Hand-washing Day

14 Oct

So I’m a bit delayed but you can still be a part of the initiative to save lives. Last week was Global Handwashing Day (15 October) and Lifebuoy still wants to highlight the importance of proper handwashing with soap as a simple but effective measure to combat the spread of common infections.

Global Handwashing Day was an international initiative by key stakeholders to increase awareness around the benefits of developing a healthy hand washing routine. Over 200 million people are involved in recognising Global Handwashing Day in over 100 countries around the world.

Every year 3,5 million children under the age of five around the world, die due to infections such as diarrhoea and pneumonia. Developing a daily handwashing routine, using soap and running water, has been shown to be among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent these common infections. However despite its life saving potential, many people have yet to adopt a daily, simple and efficient hand washing routine.

Be part of the social change and join Lifebuoy this Global Handwashing Day to reach millions of school children and mothers by changing handwashing behaviour from an abstract good idea into automatic behaviour in homes, schools & in your community.

It can’t be done alone so Lifebuoy needs you to pledge your support on http://www.facebook.com/lifebuoySouthAfrica , or tweet using #GHDLB, together let’s help every child reach their fifth birthday.

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