We are going to share today is what national day ? On October 15, 2008, the first World Hand washing Day was celebrated in many countries. World Hand washing Day main objective is to sensitize as many people as possible about the consequences of poor hand hygiene.
World Hand washing Day October 15
THE UNICEF , very involved in organizing the event, said that the main target of this day is made up of the children, and especially in schools: by regular hand washing with soap, infant morbidity linked diarrheal diseases can be reduced by half.
5000 deaths each year
It is the developing countries that are primarily affected by this campaign: 5,000 children under five die each year as a result of diarrheal disease due to the use of contaminated water. “remedy” is known and easy to implement: wash hands after having been in the toilet or before eating. Hand washing with soap is the most effective and least costly way to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia.
Many portals and websites in various countries relay this day and, because we can not quote them all, we will simply indicate the official website of the event, unfortunately without a French version.