Promoting good hygiene practices is crucial to staying safe and healthy. So how do we involve communities to learn more about good hygiene practices?
Washing your hands is one of the cheapest, simplest, and most effective ways of preventing the spread of germs. At WISS, we actively encourage good hygiene practices amongst our students, faculty, and visitors through visual prompts in restrooms, hallways, and entrances.
We further align with initiatives offered through the World Health Organization (WHO), of which Global Handwashing Day on October 15th is a part.Participation advocates the importance of washing our hands regularly and developing good hygiene habits.
As an International School, WISS educates from a holistic approach, nurturing all aspects of student learning and development, including health and well-being.
WISS always has and will continue to support Global Handwashing Day to helpraise awareness on this vital issue. We will do this by sharing proper handwashing techniques and the importance of keeping hands clean to reduce and prevent the spread of germs.
In collaboration with the WISS Nursing Team, every student, teacher, and staff member will receive a badge to wear for the day. The badge carries the WHO slogan - Unite for safety: “clean your hands.”
In addition, students will participate in various activities highlighting the importance of good hygiene practices, creating awareness, and educating our community.
To engage our community further, interactive posters were designed showcasing facts about handwashing.Students are encouraged to sign their names as a commitment to support this global campaign.
It is essential to understand that prevention is always better than cure. Remember to make Handwashing Day, every day.
Here Are Some Expert Facts and Tips from our Nursing Team
When you follow proper handwashing protocol, you can effectively remove harmful germs and bacteria from your hands. Subsequently, this helps prevent the spread of illness-causing viruses and various germs. Washing your hands frequently and adequately can have the following positive effects:
• Reducing cases of people getting sick with diarrheal diseases byup to 50%.
• Reduces respiratory infections, like the common cold and the flu, by 16-19%.
• If everyone worldwide washed their hands, overa million deaths could be preventedeach year.
• Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms canreduce sickness-related absences by up to 20%.
• Reduces the risk of cross-contamination andmany foodborne illnesses.
Proper Handwashing Technique
While washing your hands can be a helpful way to prevent the spread of germs, it is only effective if you use proper handwashing techniques. Although most people around the globe wash their hands with clean water,very few use soap—which is essential when it comes to removing germs.
When to Wash Your Hands
With an emphasis on washing your hands often, you may wonder when exactly you should clean your hands. It is recommended that you clean your hands under thefollowing circumstances:
• Before eating.
• Before, during, and after preparing food.
• After using the bathroom.
• After coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, or caring for someone who is ill
• After taking out the garbage.
• After petting animals.
• When visiting someone who is sick.
• Whenever your hands look or feel dirty.
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