Global Hand Washing Day is an international hand washing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their hand washing habits. Washing hands at critical points both during the day and washing with soap are important. In 2008, Global Handwashing Day was celebrated for the first time.
Check your general awareness about this key habit of hygiene.
#1. When is Global Handwashing Day observed every year?
#2. Washing your hands reduces getting diarrhoea by up to:
#3. How long do germs survive on your hands?
#4. What percentage of alcohol should hand sanitizer contain?
#5. Hand hygiene is the single most important intervention to prevent healthcare-associated infections.
#6. Which is best, hand sanitizer or soap and water?
#7. Who is known as the Father of Hand Hygiene?
After Semmelweis initiated a mandatory hand-washing policy, the mortality rate for women delivered by doctors fell from 18 per cent to 2 per cent – the same as it was for midwives. When he began washing medical instruments, it fell to just 1 per cent. (newscientist.com)