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Monday, October 29, 2012
AS PART of its continued commitment in promoting proper hygiene and health education among Filipino families, Safeguard continues to lead the celebration of Global Handwashing Day in the Philippines by making it even bigger and better.
October 15 marked the annual Global Handwashing Day (GHD), which aims to promote the importance of handwashing with soap to avoid diseases.
More than 3.5 million children under 5 years old die every year from diarrhea and pneumonia-related diseases worldwide. In the Philippines, diarrhea and pneumonia are also among the top causes of death among children under 5-years-old.
The simple act of handwashing with soap at 5 critical times – before eating, before handling food, after using the toilet, after handling pets and after playtime, is proven to be an effective and affordable way to prevent potentially deadly diseases among children.
On the 5th birthday of Global Handwashing Day, Safeguard promoted handwashing with soap to the grade school students of Magallanes Elementary School in Davao City when it participated at their recent Global Handwashing Day celebration to promote this lifesaving act.
"This year, Procter & Gamble Safeguard aims to help more children reach their 5th birthday. We continue to advocate the importance of handwashing with soap, especially after an often forgotten critical time for handwashing, after playtime," shared Chad Sotelo, country marketing manager for Safeguard.
Safeguard recognizes the importance of encouraging children to practice the simple yet lifesaving act of handwashing with soap not just within the confines of schools and homes, but as well as while outdoors after playtime.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 30, 2012.