Posted by: msmc4 | November 15, 2011

The Power of Handwashing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2.2 million children  die from diarrheal diseases, which is more than AIDS, TB, and Malaria combined. What makes this statistic even more sad is that the majority of these deaths could have been prevented through proper handwashing techniques.

The importance of handwashing is a relatively old concept, but is often overlooked in the battle against infectious disease. Luckily, a non-profit organization is hoping to reestablish the importance of handwashing in the fight against infectious diseases through a revolutionary handwashing station called the Tippy Tap.  What makes this handwashing device revolutionary is that it conserves water, hygienic, and can be built anywhere in the world. To learn more about this handwashing station, please watch the video below.

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