Lifebuoy hand washing programme
As one of its many endeavors to make a healthy Bangladesh, Lifebuoy is going to different schools to make children and parents more aware of personal hygiene and how a simple act like washing hands regularly with soaps can keep them healthier.
Lifebuoy representatives went to BN School in the city yesterday where through an interactive session they educated children about when and how they should wash their hands to stay healthier, says a press release.
The children enthusiastically participated in taking a pledge to wash hands regularly with soap by putting their handprints on a canvas. Free soaps were also distributed amongst the students to encourage them to wash hands regularly.
Recently a Lifebuoy survey conducted amongst the mothers of urban and semi-urban areas has revealed that 80 percent of the mothers believe that health awareness is more important in the making of a healthy nation compared to health infrastructure.
Yet many of the respondents were not properly aware of the importance of hand washing with soap. Turning hand washing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention, cutting deaths from diarrhoea by almost half and deaths from acute respiratory infections by one-quarter.