Did you know that...

in the acute phase of an emergency 40% of all mortality is due to diarrhoeal diseases?

Did you know that...

if everyone washed their hands we could halve diarrhoea and reduce a quarter of respiratory infections.

Did you know that...

having a handwashing facility makes you 50% more likely to wash your hands? If it is conveniently placed near the toilet or kitchen and has soap and water present then people are 80% more likely to practice handwashing.

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teaching people about disease transmission has no effect on their handwashing behaviour?

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a person is almost 50% more likely to wash their hands after using a public toilet if there is another person in the bathroom at the same time. No one wants to be caught not washing their hands!

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women and girls wash their hands more than men and boys? You go girls!

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when an outbreak happens people start washing their hands more, but as their perception of risk decreases so does their handwashing!

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soap has been around since 2800 BC and has been widely used across cultures ever since?

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hygiene is an ancient greek word meaning ‘the art of health’? That means that before we understood germ theory we still all knew that handwashing and other hygiene behaviours were good for us.

Did you know that...

if people think their hands will smell nice after handwashing they are 40% more likely to wash their hands?

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