Worldwide, almost one and a half million children die each year from diarrheal disease and pneumonia before their fifth birthday. This podcast discusses the importance of regular handwashing. Created: 10/12/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/12/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Healthy Hand Hygiene
Global Handwashing Day – October 15, 2017
Recorded: October 10, 2017; posted: October 12, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Teaching young children personal hygiene can have a positive impact for a lifetime. Encouraging regular handwashing is a good start. Worldwide, almost one and a half million children die each year from diarrheal disease and pneumonia before their fifth birthday. Handwashing with soap and water can reduce diarrhea in this age group by one third, and respiratory disease by one fifth.
Teach children how and why to clean hands by example. Hands should be properly washed before eating, after using the bathroom, after sneezing or coughing, and after handling pets or garbage.
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