Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ebola: Global Handwashing Day #LifebuoyGHD

Today marks Global Handwashing Day and the emphasis on hygiene could not be more pronounced. Accra struggled with a Cholera outbreak  - that had patients being turned away from Korle-Bu teaching hospital - that has thankfully been put in check. Sadly Ebola’s been spreading across West Africa and beyond with a 2nd reported case, a nurse, contracting the virus in the United States.

Last Sunday on the Mpwr Show on Y 107.9 FM we highlighted one of the ways of preventing oneself from infection, amongst others, was washing one’s hands regularly, with special emphasis on drying our hands on clean towels or disposable tissue paper. Full list of  all Ebola preventative measures, here.

Unilever and LifeBuoy’s campaign is promoting general hygiene, washing of hands and helping a child reach 5 years in parts of the world. #helpachildreach5 #LifebuoyGHD

Video campaign below:

The #LifeBuoyGHD message is simple, let’s promote better hygiene habits especially among children and our world will be safer & healthier because of it. Handwashing fact sheet, here.

Every year 1.7 million children under the age of 5 die of infections like diarrhea and pneumonia.

This #GlobalHandwashingDay I pledge to #HelpAChildReach5 by teaching kids the importance of handwashing w/ soap! Join here.

E. A. Gamor Lifebuoy from Koala Shopping Mart, Accra

I picked up a bar of soap from my local grocery, have you gotten yours? #helpachildreach5 #LifebuoyGHD