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Rikis: Handwashing must become a habit

Rikis said for handwashing to be effective, it must be practiced consistently at key times, such as after using the toilet or before contact with food.

Rikis educated the kids during a handwashing activity today in Port Moresby to mark Global Handwashing Day (GHD) which is celebrated on October 15 every year.

GHD is designed to support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap.

Children participate in Global Hand Washing Day

GHD is celebrated on October 15 every year however, SOPNG chose to have the kids commemorate the Day during its unified football finals today.

The Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.

It is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

Today’s activity was hosted by Water Aid.