The Facts


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[list_item]Washing hands 4 times a day can reduce gastroenteritis by 47% and the flu by 24% in any school setting.[/list_item]

[list_item]5000 children die every year from lack access to soap and water.[/list_item]

[list_item]80% of all infections are transmitted by hand hygiene.[/list_item]

[list_item]Waterless gels do not always stop Gastroenteritis. They should not be used as a classroom alternative to soap and water in the school toilet.[/list_item]

[list_item]Diarrhea and respiratory tract infections are the two of the biggest killers of children in the developing world.[/list_item]

[list_item]Many schools all over the world do not have soap.[/list_item]

[list_item]Vandalism is the major reason that soap is not provided in many schools.[/list_item]

[list_item]Every child has the basic right to soap and water.[/list_item]

[list_item]Hand washing must become second nature.[/list_item]

[list_item]Sadly, adults have failed the hand hygiene challenge.[/list_item]

Many countries do not have legislation covering the provision of soap in schools including Australia.