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How Dirty Are YOU?
More than 1 in four people have faecal matter on their hands! Britain's 12M cases of norovirus, gastroenteritis, MRSA, E-Coli and now Swine Flu infections are mainly down to dirty hands. washitoff! (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
New poster for schools and nurseries
The Golden Poo Awards
to go to the loo ...?
PooP Creative in association with the London Short Film Festival (LSFF) is launching a competition for short films, which tackle the issue(s) of sanitation and/or hygiene in a catchy, emotive, funny, sensational or "infectious" way. The winning films will form part of the Global Handwashing Day (October 15th) and World Toilet Day (November 19th) awareness-raising campaigns. The campaigns are supported by a wide international coalition of partner organisations, which have a global reach to publicise the importance of good hygiene practice and sanitation.
Global Handwashing Day October 15th
Handwashing with soap is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia, which are together responsible for the deaths of over 3.5m children before their 5th birthday, every year.
Although people around the world wash their hands with water, very few wash their hands with soap at critical moments eg after going to the toilet, cleaning a child or before handling or eating food.
The challenge is to transform handwashing with soap from an abstract idea into habitual behaviour performed in homes, schools, workplaces and communities worldwide. This would save more lives than any vaccine or medical intervention.
Global Handwashing Day is the centrepiece of a week of activities that will mobilise millions of people across five continents to wash their hands with soap.
The Golden Poo Awards are being co-sponsored by The Department for International Development (DfID), The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and PooP Creative.
Clean Hands Save Lives
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