Getting dressed independently, feeding themselves, knowing right from wrong and being kind. These are all basic skills that children are taught from a young age, and take with them into their adult lives.
One important life skill that is drummed into us as children but can often fall by the wayside is the art of handwashing. Despite the proven health benefits, research shows that only 61% of respondents wash their hands properly with warm water and soap after using the toilet. Continue reading
15th October 2018 is Global Handwashing Day
The simple act of handwashing is probably the most important thing we can do to protect the health, well-being and productivity for ourselves, our families and our communities – especially at this time of year when the symptoms of cold and flu start to appear. Continue reading
This time of year is full of festive fun, but is also a time when winter bugs and germs are rife. Did you know that 80% of illnesses can be transmitted by the hands? The best way to prevent infection therefore is to practise good hand washing, which not only has business benefits – protecting your workforce and resulting in fewer lost ‘sick’ days – but on a personal level means a month enjoying the Christmas festivities feeling fit and well!
It’s Global Handwashing Day on Sunday 15th October, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. This year’s theme is ‘Our Hands, Our Future’, reminding us that handwashing not only protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world.