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September 3 - World Hygiene Day

Wash your hands - help the country to strengthen economically!

I wonder what hand washing has to do with the country's economy?

UNICEF and WHO conducted a global study and found that there is a significant financial cost to illness and death associated with poor hand hygiene. These costs are borne by both the patient and the health care system. These include the costs of treatment borne by households and the state, and the costs of governments taking action to prevent the spread of disease.

In addition, people lose income due to illness because they do not work or their working capacity decreases, children miss school, businesses lose profits.

An influential review of the cost-effectiveness of measures to improve children's health concluded that promoting hand hygiene at home is as cost-effective as most childhood vaccinations.

A 2012 study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that investments in hand hygiene in health care facilities save healthcare costs by an average of 15 times.

And there is a benefit for business. For example, in the retail, service, restaurant and hospitality industries, hand hygiene in the workplace brings economic benefits as it protects both employees and customers.

Thus, hand hygiene is considered a prerequisite for business continuity and is increasingly seen as an important investment for the private sector.

Simple things protect our health.

Let's defeat germs with clean water and soap!


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