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Hand Washing

Hand washing is one of the precious and important physical hygiene activities of personal hygiene, it is the single most effective way to prevent infection and generally we can call hand washing a vaccination to our own selves.

Commonly hand washing is the act of cleaning one’s hands with or without the use of water, soap, alcohol-based hand sanitizer or other liquids for the purpose of removing soil, dirt and other bacterial germs.

A person can spread certain germs casually by touching another person and he/ she can also catch germs when he/she touch contaminated objects or surfaces and after that touch his/her face, mouth, eyes, nose and other parts of body.

Hand washing doesn't take much time or effort, but it offers great rewards in terms of preventing illness and adopting of this simple habit can play a major role in protecting our health.

Regular hand washing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.

For hand washing there are five simple steps to wash hands (Wet, Lather, Scrub, rinse and dry) it is mentioned that before washing hands it is better to remove any hand or arm jewels you may be wearing.

It’s very essential to wash hands before and after preparing food, before eating food, before and after caring for someone who is sick, before and after treating a cut or wound, after using the toilet, looking after your children, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, touching an animal and after touching garbage.

If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or ashes and or soil which can help to eliminate some types of germs.

Ashes are antibiotics some time used to kill the germs in case we don’t have other source to remove or clean germs.

JEN Afghanistan has been supporting project targeted areas by Hygiene education training to teachers & to students through their teachers and from students to their families and communities.

There are a lot of changes we can feel and see in the students, teachers and their families to be clean with good health.

This is a positive act for the community from JEN sides, which is really helpful and community is happy by this project.

[ Hand washing with soap by a student during Global Hand washing day ceremony.]

[Hand washing with soap by a student during JEN HE monitoring]

[Hand washing with soap by a students during Follow Up]

In memory of JEN’s 20th Foundation Anniversary, each of JEN offices where it is our work places across the world shared a poster.  The poster says “Wash Your Hands” in some languages that our colleagues use.  In the Afghanistan office, the poster is put up the wall in the office and this encourages that the staff raises awareness of the importance of washing hands as well as the other work places across the world.

[JEN Afghanistan staff posed toghter]

[ JEN’s Senior Field Officer Hameedullah pose a picture with JEN 20th Anniversery poster]

JEN Afghanistan office
Senior Field Officer
Hameedullah Hamid

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October 16, 2014 in Afghanistan |