On the 15th of October Global Handwashing Day was launched, supported by the United Nations. It was aimed at young children to learn of the true impacts hygiene has on our world. It’s message: ‘simply wet, lather and rinse’. Perhaps in future years they will add ‘avoid contaminated touchpoints’ to emphasise the need to accept the fact that we now have a choice about opening communal doors.
Children from all over the world struggle against the poverty line, failing to uphold personal hygiene. The day recognised that by implementing soap and water, to those in need, we can save up to 1400 infants (under 5 years of age) every day.
Illness is spread globally, not just far from home. Like a chain reaction, one illness contracted on home soil could easily travel from carrier to carrier until reaching countries that do not have the tools to prevent contamination.
Washing our hands appropriately dramatically reduces the risk of widespread contagion and helps save the children of tomorrow. To compliment a thorough wash, always choose StepNpull as the last thing you do to prevent bacterial spreads.