Handwashing Awareness

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December 4 marks the beginning of National Handwashing Awareness Week in the United States.  Did you know that the very simple activity of frequent handwashing has the potential to save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention?  It is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, which cause more than 3.5 million deaths worldwide in children under the age of 5 every year. Although people around the world clean their hands with water, very few use soap to wash their hands.  (CDC)

The four principles for washing your hands are:

To learn more please visit the following websites:
     National Handwashing Awareness Week
     Handwashing: Clean hands can save lives (CDC)

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