Handwashing Tips!

Handwashing Tips!

We talk so much about washing hands, when washing it the right way produces the safety from diseases as enunciated by most national / international organisations. Even washing with soap might not help. Handwashing with soap is one of the most easily available & effective methods to prevent diarrheal & related infections. A few simple steps done right has the potential to change the lives of millions of children in developing countries!Lets learn how to do it right & do it often!

What is the correct way to wash our hands?

A quick rinse under water is not good enough. Soap, water and friction, done in the appropriate time, is the only way. There should be no shortcuts in the sink. * First, wet hands and apply liquid or clean bar soap. Place the bar soap on a rack and allow it to drain. * Next, rub hands vigorously together and scrub all surfaces. * Continue for 10-15 seconds or about the length of a little tune. It is the soap combined with the scrubbing action that helps dislodge and remove germs. * Rinse well and dry hands. It is also important to dry hands thoroughly after washing. Use clean disposable paper towels or cloth, not a repeatedly used one.

Also learn about the use of the Tippy Tap! The Tippy tap is a wonderful and fun device to dispense small amounts of water to wash hands with soap and improve hygiene. Access here:Daily Water Zen posting on the Tippy Tap use!

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