In India, the aspirations of middle-class parents for their children seem to cost more every year. Parents sweat and save to make their dreams come true. But for the very poor in some areas of the country, having children live past the age of 5 is difficult. One of the reasons is diarrhoea that claims their lives. Handwashing with soap after using the toilet and before eating can cut the risk of diarrhoea by up to 45%. The importance of clean hands has been underlined during this pandemic. Good hand hygiene saves lives! Let’s share this information today. (100 words)
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Hand Hygiene Day – 5 May 2021
The SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands global campaign, launched in 2009 and celebrated annually on 5 May aims to maintain global promotion, visibility and sustainability of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hygiene improvement around the world.
For World Hand Hygiene Day 2021, WHO calls on health care workers and facilities to achieve effective action at the point of care. The point of care refers to the place where three elements come together: the patient, the health care worker, and care or treatment involving contact with the patient or their surroundings. To be effective and prevent transmission of infectious microorganisms during health care delivery, hand hygiene should be performed when it is needed (at 5 specific moments) and in the most effective way (by using the right technique with readily available products) at the point of care.
Seconds save lives, clean your hands!
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