Washing hands with soap is a simple yet effective way to prevent diseases. It is recommended that family members wash hands with soap and running water at critical times including after visiting the toilet, after changing diapers, before food preparation and before eating.
Community elders are among the most trusted sources of information for local people in rural areas. They can play an important role in the COVID-19 response.
Afya Uzazi has initiated an award scheme to recognize and motivate the best performing health facilities jointly with Nakuru and Baringo counties. In this scheme, a rotating trophy is dedicated to each of the project six sub-counties. Health facilities in each sub-county compete for the trophy, which will be held by the facility declared with winner each quarter.
The theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day, October 15th,is “Hand Hygiene for All”. Governments, civil society, grassroots organizations and community representatives will come together to review progress made towards ensuring communities wash hands as a proven disease prevention practice.