Today is Global Handwashing Day! The theme this year is “Raise a hand for hygiene”.
Propcom Mai-karfi is promoting handwashing with soap among rural households and schools in northern Nigeria. The project partners with businesses to improve the supply/availability of selected antiseptic soaps to rural communities and to deliver target behaviour change messages. Handwashing with soap diminishes the incidences of hygiene-related infections, reduces the frequency of missed school days amongst children as a result of these infections, and also saves households money from reduced hospital visits and missed work days.
Handwashing with soap is vital to health, and can save lives. So wash your hands with soap before and after meals and after using the toilet.
The team here wishes everyone a soapy Global Handwashing Day!