Global handwashing day is marked in Turkmenistan

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15 October is Global Handwashing Day, dedicated to draw attention children and adults to the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective way to prevent the spread of infection diseases. This year’s theme, “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together.”

On the occasion of this remarkable date the representative of UNICEF in Turkmenistan together with the Ministry of Education organized the interactive sessions for Turkmen school children. Making aware of the objectives of the Global Handwashing Day, the young SDG ambassadors told the children about an importance of hand hygiene, demonstrated a process of proper washing of hands.

The sessions were added with the instructional animation video with participation of the famous characters – prototypes leading a healthy life and respecting cleanliness, and new heroes, demonstrating the proper handwashing process with soap.

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Global Handwashing Day, founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, was held for the first time in 2008. It is endorsed by governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, individuals

Ayjahan Ataballyeva