The Importance of Washing your Hands as Global Handwashing Day Approaches

October 15, 2015 is Global Handwashing Day!

We all know how important it is to wash your hands, and the majority of us have been brought up to learn how to wash our hands properly after using a washroom and before eating food. The spread of infection can be stopped in its tracks if everyone washes their hands thoroughly on a regular basis and with Global Handwashing Day fast approaching once more there will be millions more children across the world who are taught the importance.


A Little Bit About Global Handwashing Day

October 15th is the day where millions of people worldwide will be motivated and mobilised in more than 70 countries to use soap and water as a key approach to preventing disease through regular hand washing. Global handwashing day is into its 8th year with the motives still the same; educate schoolchildren about the importance of hygiene and how a simple handwashing routine can help stop the spread of disease.

Across the world each year 2.2 million children under the age of five die from either pneumonia or diarrheal diseases. These are the top two killers of children and yet there is a simple and inexpensive way to help combat their threat.

People wash their hands with water but washing your hands with soap as well as water is a great way to cut down the chances of bacteria build up and the spread of infection and disease. If this message can be spread effectively it could help save the lives of countless children worldwide.

Hand Washing & Your Workplace

The perception of a clean environment is an attractive one. The availability of hand soap on your premises is vitally important to keep both your staff and users is satisfied. No doubt, what will keep you satisfied, especially, if you are also responsible for managing the budget is knowing you have a handle what you are spending on soap and getting good value. When it comes to commercial hand soap supplies, it is all about cost-in-use. So if you feel your money is going down the drain, let Wray Bros quote you an option or two that will save you money without sacrificing the quality of soap your users love.

Look out for our follow-up article: Buying Washroom Soap: Choice of Hand Soap Refills

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