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.

Around 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation - close to two-fifths of the global population.

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