APDO observes the 10th Global Hand Washing Day


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By
Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA

Kalpohin (N/R), Oct. 22, GNA – The 10th
Global Hand Washing Day has been observed by the Kalpohin Community in the
Sagnerigu Municipality being led by the Afram Plains Development Organization
(APDO) – Northern Regional Branch.

The programme was geared towards increasing
awareness and understanding of hand washing with soap, as an easy, effective
and affordable way to pr

By
Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA

Kalpohin (N/R), Oct. 22, GNA – The 10th
Global Hand Washing Day has been observed by the Kalpohin Community in the
Sagnerigu Municipality being led by the Afram Plains Development Organization
(APDO) – Northern Regional Branch.

The programme was geared towards increasing
awareness and understanding of hand washing with soap, as an easy, effective
and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

The organization met with pregnant and
lactating mothers, nurses and mid- wives of the Kalpohin Health Centre to
implore them to practice good personal hygiene in order to avert possible
disease outbreaks.

It was on the theme: ‘Clean Hands; a Recipe
for Health’.

Miss Beata Akanyani Awinpoka, the Programme’s
Director of APDO, said the organization chose the nurses, nursing and pregnant
women as their target group because they were more prone to any disease
outbreak that may occur in the community.

A presentation with a hand washing facility,
the Veronica bucket, was used to educate the groups on how to wash their hands
thoroughly with soap under running water before handling anything.

Miss Awinpoka expressed satisfaction with the
number of participants who were able to demonstrate proper hand washing after
the presentation and was hopeful it would go a long way to help reduce diseases
in the community.

She said the organization would continue to
visit schools, churches, mosques and lorry parks to raise awareness about the
benefits of hand washing with soap, and encouraged the participants to take
hand washing seriously and to help spread the news so as to reach a large
number of people in the area.

Global Hand Washing Day is an annual global
advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness on the importance of hand
washing with soap at critical times.

GNA


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