A simple gesture that has a key role to prevent the infection : the hand hygiene, wash them carefully, more often, especially at certain times of the day, before and after certain actions is the winning move in the strategy to preserve their health. Today, on the occasion of the Sixth ” World Day of cleaning the hands”, the message should be even more” loud and clear “. Here are some tips useful.

Hygiene Saves Lives

The figures released by ‘WHO, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and leave little room for doubt. Wash your hands several times throughout the day can help to prevent disease, to reduce gastrointestinal infections by 30% and 40% of the tract. Every day in the world, 1,400 children under the age of 5 die because of the lack of hygiene (diarrhea diseases due to the lack of clean water and adequate sanitation).


“The simple act of washing hands with soap is one of the most effective ways to save the life of a child. Wash hands before eating and after defecating dramatically reduces the spread of diarrhea diseases and has far-reaching effects on the health and well-being of children and communities “said Sanjay Wijesekera, UNICEF Responsible for Water Programs and Services Hygiene and Sanitation (Wash).

Wash your hands, when and how

On when the most obvious answer would be generic and always. The most targeted deserves some clarification. First, to maximize prevention, it is advisable to wash your hands before handling or eating any type of food, as well as before medicare or touching a wound (one’s own or someone Else’s) and to employ it ointments or contact lenses. Necessary to treat carefully hand hygiene after using the toilet, having touched or handled raw food (meat, fish, etc.), have changed the diaper, coughing, blowing your nose or sneezing, touching waste, railings, tools tools ( gym) or in other crowded places.

If on when we are discussing, as well as on better pay attention. A quick rinse of the hands under running water is not enough: it is essential to use detergent soap and hot water, rubbing hands for a few seconds, rinse and dry thoroughly. When tap water and soap are not there, in the market there are the ” hand sanitizers “that sanitize your hands” dry “.