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04 October 2012

Clean hands save lives

Health studies have shown that handwashing with soap is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent child deaths from infections such as pneumonia and diarrhoea.

In South Africa, childhood infections such as pneumonia and diarrhoea account for approximately 30% of deaths in children under the age of 5. Health studies  have shown that handwashing with soap is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent these deaths. In fact, it can decrease these illnesses, in children under 5, by up to 75%.

The objective: To provide hygiene education around handwashing with soap and to create conveniently located handwashing stations in schools and communities with our unique and hugely practical invention, the Dettol portable water bag. We are aiming to distribute at least 1500 of these bags to schools, which will affect 100 000 children, by Global Handwashing Day on October 15.”

 

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