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Global Handwashing Day

October 15, 2009

Although people around the world wash their hands with water, very few wash their hands with soap at critical moments. Global Handwashing Day will be the centerpiece of a week of activities that will mobilize millions of people across five continents to turn handwashing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit. This could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention, cutting deaths from diarrhea by almost half and deaths from acute respiratory infections by about a quarter.

Disponível em: http://www.globalhandwashingday.org. Acesso em: 16 jul. 2009 (adaptado).


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