Global Handwashing Day is an event that happens on the 15th of October every year to remind everyone about the most effective and simplest technique we can use to reduce or avoid the spread of germs: handwashing.
Over the years, DRASA Health Trust has partnered with Ikeja Electric and Kleanmate to commemorate Global Handwashing Day, and we did it again in 2021! Our goal is to encourage people to make handwashing an everyday practice.
Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, handwashing cannot be overemphasized. Washing your hands is an important part of preventing the spread of COVID-19, but it will also prevent you from catching other diseases. Handwashing saves lives and protects your future.
This year, we celebrated the day with 263 students from two schools in Okota, Lagos. We taught them the importance of handwashing and the proper way to wash their hands: using liquid soap and clean running water to wash for at least 40 seconds.
At the end of our demonstration, questions were asked and gifts were given to participating students.
Here’s a video recap of the day!
Do you know how to wash your hands? If not, the following will guide you:
Steps for handwashing
The 6 areas to wash (can be done in any order)