Global Hand-Washing Day 2019

On October 15, 2019, Health Compass together with Lifebuoy and the Standing Committee on Environment and Population Activities (SCOEPA) of the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA) marked the Global Hand-washing Day.

Across six (6) states within Nigeria, over 4,500 pupils of primary schools were taught proper the hand-washing technique and educated about the benefits of hand-washing as a means of disease prevention. As a way to encourage the practice, over 4,500 soap bars were distributed to pupils across six states within Nigeria.

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