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hand disinfection

; hand washing thorough hand cleansing (using antibacterial detergents and running water, followed by application of an alcoholic disinfectant preparation) to reduce resident flora and remove all traces of patient or fomite contact; the single most effective procedure to control spread of infections (e.g. meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA])
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He was addressing a function in connection with Global hand washing with soap day at Local Governance School Hayatabad Peshawar.
Addressing a function in connection with Global hand washing with soap day at Local Governance School Hayatabad here he said the KP government was committed to achieving MDG goals of clean drinking water and sanitation for all.
Every year, it is estimated that almost 53,000 children under the age of five die because of diarrhea and over 600,000 children's lives under the age of five could be saved through hand washing with soap, by reducing the incidence of diarrhoea by 48% and pneumonia by 23%.
Along with drinking water and access to toilets, hygiene -- particularly hand washing with soap -- is an essential …(part) of (achieving) the (development) goal on water and sanitation," Sanjay Wijesekera, head of UNICEF's water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, said in a statement.
14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to taking care of one's health, cultures across the world may differ on many fronts, but the importance of good hand washing practices unites us all.
para]]MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisconsin, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A national hand washing survey finds Emiratis are less diligent about hand hygiene than they were last May when MERS was a top concern in the Arabian Peninsula.
In celebration of Global Hand Washing Day, "Lifebuoy" soap brand launches a National Hand Washing Campaign to raise awareness on the importance of hygiene
The cleaner that does the work prides themselves by getting their hands dirty if something needs special needs such as hand washing so their customers don't have to.
In Misamis Oriental, each hand washing project in 25 schools cost around P45,000 to P50,000 but only four or 16 percent are functional and the remaining 84 percent were found useless because of lack of water supply, absence of electrical connection, destroyed faucets and pipes, destroyed hand washing counters and dirty facility and surroundings," Castelo said.
Company IMO has invested PS120,000 in its Blyth site, installing Mitter technology, said to provide a safer clean than hand washing.
Summary: Hand washing with soap is one of the most effective and low-cost ways to prevent diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Dr Ashraf El Houfi, chair of the Infection Control Department at Dubai Hospital, said that hand washing with soap and water should be the primary method of disinfecting hands to prevent acquiring and spreading infections.