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Global Hand washing Day

Global Hand washing Day is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. It takes place on October 15 of each year. The campaign was initiated to reduce childhood mortality rates related respiratory and diarrheal diseases by introducing simple behavioral changes hand washing with soap. This simple, accessible action can, according to research, reduce the rate of morality from these diseases by almost 50 per cent. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of hand washing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention.
The theme for Global Hand washing Day’s inaugural year was Focus on School Children. The members pledged to get the maximum number of school children hand washing with soap in more than 70 countries. The Global Hand washing Day activities has been celebrated by WDCO in six districts of Balochistan, province of Pakistan for raising the awareness about importance of hand washing and health hygiene that can reduce the hazards of diseases and the children and women lives will be saved through adopting the health hygiene practices.
WDCO has adopt three methodologies Advocacy, Education and Behavior Change Actions.

Activities

WDCO has organized the hand washing day celebration activities in selected districts of Balochistan; the following table shows the activity and beneficiary’s details.

S.No

District

Activity

No of Activities

Beneficiaries details

Male

Female

Total

Women

Children

Man

Total

1

Sibi

Global Hand Washing Day Celebration

1

1

2

120

150

200

470

2

Bolan

Global Hand Washing Day Celebration

5

5

10

120

150

200

470

3

Kohlu

Global Hand Washing Day Celebration

5

5

10

140

200

250

590

4

Jaffarabad

Global Hand Washing Day Celebration

5

5

10

140

200

250

590

5

Jhall Magsi

Global Hand Washing Day Celebration

5

5

10

140

200

250

590

6

Dera Bugti

Global Hand Washing Day Celebration

5

5

10

120

150

200

470

 

Total

3180

 

Methodology

The following methods has been adopted for organizing hand washing activity in selected schools, villages and community communal places

  • Recitation
  • Registration in Community
  • Practical Demonstration of hand washing.
  • Speeches of importance of hand washing
  • Role plays
  • Hand Washing
  • Debates competition
  • Poetry
  • Singing competition
  • Painting Competition 
  • Jokes 
  • Distribution of Soap among the participants 
  • Photo graph

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