“Choose Handwashing, Choose Health” – Global Handwashing Day

Children wash their hands to mark Global Handwashing Day in Mathare

On October 15th, Sanergy marked Global Handwashing Day in a colorful event at Mathare Primary School. The event brought together an estimated 6000 students from various schools, officials from the Ministry of Health, organizations in the WASH sector and private partners.

This year’s theme – “Choose Handwashing, Choose Health” saw young children from the various schools learn how to wash their hands with clean water and soap. Speaking at the event, the chief guest, Mr. Nicholas Muraguri,Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health urged the children in attendance to take a daily pledge to wash their hands with soap and record their hand washing behaviors for 21 consecutive days.

Since 2008, Global Handwashing Day has been celebrated annually worldwide. The day is a campaign aimed at motivating and mobilizing millions around the world to wash their hands with soap.

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