Safeguarding the Future #GlobalHandwashingDay
The evidence for handwashing is well-known - it can dramatically reduce the risk of diarrhoea and pneumonia, and thwarts the spread of diseases like Ebola. Access to clean water, good sanitation and hygiene is also a significant factor in the prevention of blindness caused trachoma, writes the Wellbeing Foundation Africa.
Wellbeing Foundation, 15 October 2018
Today, on Global Handwashing Day, the focus of the global health community is on the importance of handwashing with soap as a highly effective way to prevent the spread of disease… Read more »
Around 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation - close to two-fifths of the global population.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 27 August 2018
Nearly half the world's schools lack clean drinking water, toilets and handwashing facilities, putting millions of children at risk of disease, experts warned on Monday. Read more »
savethechildren_uk, 15 October 2018
Children who had fled their homes because of conflict were four times more likely to wash their hands with soap if it was made fun in an innovative new approach, a pilot study by… Read more »
This Day, 24 May 2018
WaterAid Nigeria has warned that efforts to fight Ebola and other diseases threatening the nation and Africa cannot be successfully sustained unless the world's poorest are given… Read more »
Daily Trust, 4 May 2018
The founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki on Friday announced that the Foundation would embark upon a major global water, sanitation and hygiene… Read more »