MINISTER Panneflek shares the importance of Handwashing on Global Handwashing Day. | SMN NEWS

PHILIPSBURG— Global Handwashing Day, recognized on October 15th is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.1

This year’s theme “Hand Hygiene for All” seeks to raise awareness of making soap and water available globally, especially in public places, schools, and health care facilities.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others”.2 Many germs that can make ...

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