According to UNICEF, hand washing with soap has been cited as one of the most cost-effective interventions to prevent diarrheal-related deaths and other diseases. A review of several studies shows that hand washing in institutions such as primary schools and daycare centers reduces the incidence of diarrhea by an average of 30%.
Do you want to know something more exciting? The book launch for Why Do You Wash Your Hands? is taking place in the month of Global Hand Washing Day.
Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi is an author; the publisher of Clever Clogs Books; and the convener of the Akada Children's Book Festival. She is passionate about creating visually-engaging, culturally-relevant content for children, and has a desire to see steadily increasing literacy rates across the world. Her published works include: Tobi Visits the Conservatory; Kob the Antelope; Diary of a Toddler and Why Do You Wash Your Hands?