Everywhere there are germs from the tips of our fingers to the bottoms of our shoes. The things we touch such as tables, escalators, pets, our faces, etc spread germs. But we don’t want germs to spread and cause us problems. So how do we prevent the spread of germs? One way is by simply washing our hands. Hand washing with soap is an effective, simple, and affordable way to prevent disease. Hand washing helps prevent life-threatening diseases such as diarrhea and acute respiratory infections. The simple act of washing hands with soap at critical moments – such as after using the toilet or before handling food – is an easy and affordable intervention. Governments around the world have now adopted October 15th as Global Hand washing Day. So wash your hands and stay healthy!
6 Main Rules of Hand Washing
• Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, changing diapers, cleaning up after your pets, or handling money.
• Wash your hands when they’re dirty.
• Always wash you hands before eating.
• Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands.
• Refrain from putting your fingers in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
• Avoid touching people and surfaces with unclean hands.