14/10/2022

Handwashing around the world

So far this year, Supply Division has procured 3.2 million soap bars that are packed as part of UNICEF  kits used in emergency situations.   These soap bars go a long way in protecting children’s health and well-being. Handwashing with soap is one of the cheapest and best ways to reduce: Diarrhoeal diseases by Impact of drinking water, sanitation…, Afghanistan, Eleven-year-old Sadaf Samadi washes her hands at the UNICEF-supported Fatah Girls School in Herat, Afghanistan. In June 2022, eleven-year-old Sadaf Samadi washes her hands at the UNICEF-supported Fatah Girls School in Herat, Afghanistan. “I love my school and I’m very happy to come to class. In addition to school subjects, we’re taught life skills…, Cambodia, Panha Lak, eleven-year-old, washes his hands with soap acquired via UNICEF. In April 2022, Panha Lak, eleven-year-old, proudly shows his soapy hands in Maroeum Village, Kratie Province. He is keeping them clean with soap acquired via UNICEF Water and Sanitation Programme with funding from Irish Aid and in collaboration with the Ministry for Rural…, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bakonga, 8, washes his hands at Ilako Primary School in Mbandaka, DR Congo. Bakonga, 8 years old, washes his hands at Ilako Primary School in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, where UNICEF has installed handwashing stations to help students protect themselves from Ebola with hand hygiene. Bakonga’s school is almost an exception in sub-…, Malawi, A group of boys washing their hands in an outdoor sink at Mchoka Primary School. A group of students wash their hands at Mchoka Primary School in Salma District. The elementary school has now sanitation facilities and several places where children can wash their hands thanks to a UNICEF supported project. Previously, according to the principal…, Pakistan, Eight-year-old Geetu shows her brother how to properly wash hands using soap, outside a public toilet in Pakistan. Eighth year-old Geetu shows her brother how to properly wash hands using soap outside a public toilet at Mohammad Medical Emergency Camp in Umerkot District, Sindh Province, Pakistan. Geetu and her family are stranded at this campsite…, Venezuela, A girl washes her hands during Global Water Day activity in a school in Caracas, Venezuela in March 22. A girl washes her hands during an activity to raise awareness about the importance of handwashing techniques in a school in Caracas, Venezuela. In March 2022, as a part of World Water Day celebrations, UNICEF Venezuela rolled out different…