Celebrate Global Handwashing Day this 15th of October



Do you want to be an advocate of good health for your family? Now is your chance!!  Today  the kids and I will be celebrating Global Handwashing Day by Lifebuoy and taking our pledge as a family  to keep ourselves  healthy through handwashing.

This is the 5th year that this event has been celebrated and the focus is on ” Help More Chidren Reach Their 5th Birthday”.  About 1.5 million  children in developing countries have died from diarrhoeal diseases due to poor hygiene and lack of access to proper sanitation. These diseases can be prevented. (Quoting from HPB website)

Hand washing is one simple solution that children can learn to protect themselves against infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hygiene interventions including hygiene education and promotion of hand washing can lead to a reduction of diarrhoeal cases by up to 45%. By getting children to wash their hands, which is usually the first line of defence against the spread of many diseases, the rate of infection is reduced significantly.

Here in Singapore we are  lucky  to have good sanitation  so the more we should be prudent about keeping clean to prevent our kids from suffering from diarrhoea, acute respiratory diseases and HMFD.


Monkey boy with soap

Chase the germs away with soap and water

A bar of soap and water is all the tools that you need to keep the germs at bay.  It doesn’t take a long time and washing hands with soap and water. Lifebuoy handwash kills 99.9% of germs in just 10 seconds. Yes it only needs 10s for you to have clean  hands.

Frequent handwashing using the proper method of handwashing will prevent your child from falling sick easily or spreading diseases.

Will you be pledging to help a kid reach his 5th birthday?

You can make your pledge along with us at Lifebuoy’s Facebook Pledge  Page.





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