Hand Hygiene Related Diseases
Know Your Enemy
About 4 billion cases of diarrhea per year cause 1.8 million deaths, over 90 percent of them (1.6 million) among children under five. Repeated episodes of the diarrhoeal disease make children more vulnerable to other diseases and malnutrition.
Diarrhea is the most critical public health problem resulted due to the tinsufficientnt quality of hygiene and sanitation. The simple act of washing hands with soap and water can reduce diarrhea diseases by up to 50%.
Hand Hygiene in Medicine
A cost-effective way to keep yourself healthy
Every year, millions of patients are affected by infections transmitted during their stay in a health-care facility, where resistant germs are often transferred via the hands of health workers. Resistance to antimicrobials reduces or impedes the effectiveness of any treatment for the
Safe and healthy hygiene habits are essential for all ages, but they are especially important in settings with children who are in diapers and are very young. The following pages provide information on safe and healthy diapering and infant feeding practices, which can help reduce the spread of germs and prevent children and caregivers from getting sick.
Babies grow quickly in the first year of life by drinking breast milk or infant formula. Careful cleaning, sanitizing, and storage of your baby’s bottles and your breast pump parts (if you pump milk) can prevent germs from contaminating the milk you feed your baby. Learn more about how to keep your breast pump clean and how to clean, sanitize and store baby bottles to help keep your baby healthy
Understanding The Problem
Water scarcity can mean scarcity in availability due to a physical shortage, or shortage of access due to the failure of institutions to ensure a regular supply or due to a lack of adequate infrastructure.
Water scarcity already affects every continent. Water use has been growing globally at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, and an increasing number of regions are reaching the limit at which water services can be sustainably delivered, especially in the arid areas.
Hygiene in Lower Income Countries
Hygiene Overview in Lower Income Countries
Hygiene refers to acts that can lead to good health and cleanliness, such as frequent handwashing, face washing, and bathing with soap and water. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness. However, in many areas of the world, practicing personal hygiene is difficult due to lack of resources such as clean water and soap. Many diseases (including diarrheal diseases) can be spread when hands, face, and body are not washed appropriately at the key times.