Save Lives ; Clean your hands

With the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic a lot more attention is been paid to hand hygiene especially in terms of regular handwashing.

There is probably not a better time to talk about hand hygiene.

With the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic a lot more attention is been paid to hand hygiene especially in terms of regular handwashing.

The theme of the 2020 World Hand Hygiene Day is quite apt. Save lives, clean your hands.

It shows how important handwashing is, When we wash our hands we protect ourselves and others.

Our hands remain one of the most active parts of our external body hence the possibility of coming in contact with a lot of surfaces or objects and that explains why it can easily be the means through which we get infected or pass infection to others.

The fact that we use our hands to eat as well makes it more important to pay attention to hand hygiene.

Its really noteworthy that handwashing shouldn’t be a big deal only when there is an outbreak of disease as in the current pandemic.

It should be more of a regular healthy behaviour we all should pick up as we grow up as children and incorporate into our daily routines.

A lot of research has shown that regular handwashing can protect us against many infectious diseases.

Cultivating the habit of regular handwashing makes it a lot easier when we have to deal with a pandemic as we simply have to intensify a practice we are already used to rather than struggling to make such changes during a disease outbreak.

When next you spend that 30 seconds washing your hands with soap under running water while cleaning all the edges and finger nails remember you are helping to save lives and that itself is heroic.

Hand Sanitizers can be helpful when there is no running water and its use needs to be as regular as possible because we move around and inevitably touch surfaces or objects.

Be the Hero
Save Lives, Wash your hands