Hygiene & Sanitation

Personal hygiene: An important route to healthy living

Personal hygiene is a state of cleanliness by individual to promote and preserve health and to prevent occurrence of infectious diseases. The practice of proper personal hygiene is an important way of promoting healthy lifestyle and an effective means of reducing and preventing some diseases such as respiratory infections, trachoma, enteric infections, skin infections etc. …

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Hygiene

PRACTICE PROPER HYGIENE AND SANITATION

Sanitation can be described as the effective use of tools and actions that keep our environment healthy. These include latrines or toilets to manage waste, food preparation, washing stations, effective drainage and other such mechanisms. Hygiene refers to behaviors that can improve cleanliness and lead to good health, such as frequent hand washing, face washing, …

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Hand washing

Hand Washing: Our Iron Armour Against Diseases

How many times have you washed your hands today? Hand washing with soap is an important measure to prevent disease infections such as COVID-19, diarrhoea, respiratory infections, Ebola, antimicrobial resistance among others. For example, one study in Pakistan found that handwashing with soap reduced the number of pneumonia-related infections in children under the age of …

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