October 15th is Global Hand washing Day! This year, the Global Hand washing Day theme focuses on the links between hand washing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition. Hand washing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong. Our tagline, Clean hands – a recipe for health, reminds us to make hand washing a part of every meal.
Hand washing with soap is one of PACHEDO’s core interventions in WASH. PACHEDO has been implementing hygiene promotion for the past 7 years and each year we join the world in commemorating global hand washing day to spread the awareness to the 3 billion people who still lack basic facilities with soap and water at home. (UNICEF, 2019)
PACHEDO staff came together to demonstrate the 9 recommended steps of washing hands. This was led by our intern, Ronnie= Lee, a masters student of Glocal program from Hebrew University in Israel and the WASH Engineer of PACHEDO. The staff were first made aware of the theme of this year’s celebration . This was followed by demonstrations of proper hand washing by each staff.
We promote hand washing among the staff and their families who act as change agents in the society. The staff are encouraged to practice hand washing at all critical times and should have hand washing facilities with soap in their homes. we believe that in this way our staff will contribute to a change in practices and a healthy society