Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is the Global Handwashing Day.

Annually, on the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day various communication campaigns and events take places throughout the world to improve hygiene practice.

To preserve people’s health and prevent the spread of pathogens it is necessary to wash hands with soap at the moment such as before and after preparing food, before eating food, after using the toilet, after changing child’s diapers, after sneezing and coughing, throwing away garbage and etc.

Today the serious situation of transmission of COVID-19 urgently requires handwashing a habit and a part of daily life.

The 2022 Global Handwashing Day theme is “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene”.

On the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day, the Grand People’s Study House organized the public lectures entitled “The outbreak of infectious disease caused by environmental microorganism and the importance of handwashing in prevention” and “The technical requirement for supplying safe water and the method of assessing water quality” and etc., through the Tele Advocacy System.

Also the Grand People’s Study House showed several multimedia relative to hygiene knowledge including the cartoon film “Byol Nam and a rubber ball” and etc.

The lecture emphasized the dangerousness of pathogenic microorganism that cause various disease and particularly, the importance of handwashing with soap that is effective for preventing the outbreak and spread of several of disease.

How to wash hands?

Apply soap and rub hands together to make a lather.

Rub hands at least 20 seconds and wash with running water.

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