May 7, 2013: The BRAC WASH programme in Bangladesh has produced a new handwashing promotion video. It shows slides of handwashing promotion sessions for different groups (children, adolescent girls, women, men), as well as for schools, village WASH committees and mosques (imams).
The video was released on 5 May to coincide with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual global campaign to promote better hand hygiene in health care. See Video (Source: DietVorst)
Apr 17, 2013: Improving handwashing with soap practices can save children’s lives by reducing preventable diseases like diarrhea and acute respiratory infections.
Jan 24, 2013: Bangladesh: A study by icddr,b researchers has demonstrated how combined water and sanitation interventions can significantly improve basic hygiene practices in rural communities. This and other encouraging findings were shared during a seminar organised by icddr,b on Thursday, 24th January 2013 in the Sasakawa Auditorium.
Jan 14, 2013: Many of you are aware that the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be ending in 2015. Over the past two years, the United Nations and its partners have started a process to develop a post-2015 development plan. The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) encourages you to take a few simple steps in January and February to advocate for handwashing and hygiene, along with broader WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) goals to be included in this post-2015 plan.
Handwashing with soap before handling a child’s food is critical to child health and nutrition. Alive & Thrive, the Institute of Public Health Nutrition, and the Department of Public Health Engineering launched a campaign in Bangladesh linking handwashing and adequate, appropriate, and safe complementary feeding.
Materials include a summary of the handwashing initiative, an advocacy brief, TV spot, poster, job aid, and reminder sticker.
Guwahati, Nov. 11, 2012: Unicef has agreed to help the state in its proposed mission to lower the high level of anaemia among adolescent girls in the state. According to National Family Health Survey report, Assam, along with Andhra Pradesh, has the highest percentage of anaemia in women between 15 and 49.
Mumbai, Oct. 16, 2012: India loses Rs 69,000 crore a year—more than twice the sum of Rs 34,488 crore it set aside for the country's health budget in 2012—to small infections. What's more, an estimated 38 crore of its citizens catch small infections with the result that they lose 162 crore workdays every year.
Mumbai, Oct. 15, 2012: Hindustan Unilever is celebrating its 5th annual Global Handwashing Day across the country today. An initiative of the company's Lifebuoy brand of soap the campaign has been designed to raise awareness of handwashing with soap as a simple but lifesaving habit. At Mumbai's Municipal Corporation School in Worli today the company's CEO, Nitin Paranjpe, film actress Kajol and Dr.
Hand washing with soap is one the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrhoea diseases and respiratory infections which together are responsible for majority of child deaths. Every year more than 3. 5 million children do not live to celebrate their fifth birthday because of diarrhoea and pneumonia. Available UN information indicates that, Hand-washing with soap at critical times can reduce the incidence of diarrhoea by up to 47 per cent.