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Handwashing Cheap, Effective Health Intervention, UNICEF Says On Global Day

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Proper hand washing essential to cut high child death rate — UNICEF
“The failure of many people in many countries to wash their hands with soap — one of the cheapest and most effective health interventions — could hinder global development, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Thursday…” (Mis, 10/15).

U.N. News Centre: On Handwashing Day, UNICEF warns inadequate hygiene endangers key development goal
“More than 40 percent of health facilities have no water resources within 500 meters in sub-Saharan Africa where the practice of handwashing with soap is dangerously low even though it is ‘one of the cheapest, simplest, most effective health interventions,’ the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said [Thursday]”… (10/15).

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