Of clean hands and healthy living

Updated: Oct 11, 2012 15:10 IST

Washing hands with soap, particularly after contact with excreta and before handling food, can reduce diarrhoeal diseases by over 40% and respiratory infections by 30%. Smarika, a teacher at the Khanjadipur primary school and anganwadi centre, demonstrates good handwashing practice to anganwadi children in UP. Photo courtesy: Unicef
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Washing hands with soap, particularly after contact with excreta and before handling food, can reduce diarrhoeal diseases by over 40% and respiratory infections by 30%. Smarika, a teacher at the Khanjadipur primary school and anganwadi centre, demonstrates good handwashing practice to anganwadi children in UP. Photo courtesy: Unicef

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