In the year 2008, the Global Hand-washing Day was established as a way to promote a global and local vision of Hand-washing with soap. As such, as an International Campaign to motivate and mobilize the masses across the globe to improve their hand washing habits, the Global Hand Washing Day is often observed every year on October 15. If truly analyzed, washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are very important.
This global campaign is dedicated to create awareness, for ‘Hand washing’ with soap, among the masses. The main motive is to concentrate on the kids so that they could be guided to learn about the key factors playing vital roles in disease prevention. They can reduce respiratory and intestinal diseases by 25-50%, if properly followed.
The Global Hand-washing Partnership (GHP) was established in the year 2008. The Colgate-Palmolive, FHI 360, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Procter & Gamble, UNICEF, Unilever, University at Buffalo, USAID, the Water and Sanitation Program at the World Bank, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council are among the key members of the GHP Steering Committee.
The Global Hand -washing Day – 2019 highlights- clean hands for all. This year’s theme for GHD is dedicated to increase awareness about the importance of hand washing with affordable and effective methods.
Hand-washing Day 2019: Developing hand-washing habit in kids at a younger age is a healthy practice.
This day is dedicated to increase awareness about the importance of Hand-washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
Here at this occasion, we want to highlight the importance of Hand-washing and how inadequate Hand-washing facilities can out an individual at a higher risk of diseases that can impact one's health, education and economic outcomes. This is an essential step to reduce the risk of several diseases.
As we know, kids often play and spend a lot of time outdoors. They come in contact with multiple surfaces which are loaded with germs. Hand-washing can help prevent kids from the risk of multiple diseases. Developing Hand-washing habits in kids at a younger age is a healthy practice every parent must teach.
Ways to Develop Hand-washing Habits among Kids
1. Make it More Entertaining
One should make Hand-washing a fun activity in various ways. Making it fun for the kids will encourage them. You can buy soaps in different shapes and colors.
2. Teach them about Hazardous Impacts
Not washing your hands increases the risk of multiple diseases and can cause several health hazards. You must explain to your kids the whole purpose of Hand-washing and also make them aware of the various health issues related to this.
3. Guide the Kids Regularly
Guide your kids the right method of Hand-washing on regular basis. It will help in properly fighting the germs. Also let them know the right time to wash hands like before and after meals, after washing hands, after coming back at home.
4. Turn It as Their Routine Work
Hand-washing is extremely important. You must add it to your routine. Adding it to your routine will also help your kids develop it as a habit. Washing hands whenever necessary is extremely important.