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Importance of Global Handwashing Day

Location: Quetta, Pakistan
Participants: 500
Organizer: Health and Nutrition Society (HNuts)

Health & Nutrition Society  (HNnuts) of Quetta, Pakistan carried out Global Hand Washing Day campain on its Facbook page involving over 500 people. The key message was the importance of washing  hands with soap at critical moments – such as after using the toilet, while cleaning a child, and before handling food. They were told that if hand washing with soap became a standard practice, health experts estimate that deaths from diarrhea could be reduced by one half and one in four deaths from acute respiratory infections would be averted.

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