Hand washing with soap is one of the most effective and simple ways to prevent diarrheal and respiratory diseases.
For washing to be really effective, you should always use soap. If you use them properly, all soaps are equally effective in removing germs that cause disease.
If you don’t have soap, you can eventually replace it with gel alcohol.
It is important that you wash your hands:
Before and after handling food or breastfeeding.
Before eating or drinking and after handling garbage or waste.
After touching raw food and before touching cooked food.
After using the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, and after changing the baby’s diapers.
After having touched “dirty” objects, such as money, keys, handrails, etc.
When you get to the house from the street, work, school.
After having been in contact with animals.