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The act of proper handwashing eliminates disease-spreading germs.

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Unilever Ghana on Global Handwashing Day celebration took its education to the Christ the King School in Accra, where pupils were taught how to wash their hands with soap and clean water to eliminate disease-spreading germs, to help prevent such diseases as diarrhea, cholera and common cold.

Mr Clarence Nartey, Brand Building Director, Unilever Ghana, said there is the need to increase awareness and get more people across the world to practice handwashing with antibacterial soap and clean water.

?As part of Unilever?s Sustainable Living plan, the company through its Lifebuoy brand and partners is committed to reducing such deaths by constantly reminding consumers and Ghanaians of the need to wash their hands always,? he said.

Mr Nartey said over the years Unilever had reached more than three million people on the simple but very effective lifesaving activity with the brand Lifebuoy through programmes such as the Healthy Nation Agenda, Grow Fm, community activations and also Global Hand washing Day.

He said: ?In Ghana, we are proud to say we have also reached more than three million and saved lots of lives with this message,? adding that Unilever?s contribution is in line with its long-term goal to improve the health and well-being of one billion people globally through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

During the event, a medical doctor and officials of Unilever led a hand washing commitment ceremony among the hundreds of pupils.

The medical doctor demonstrated to the students how to properly wash their hands with soap and clean water using a 7-step, 20-second process.

Everyone was also encouraged to take their commitment one step further by pledging to teach proper handwashing to one child.

The representative of the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Mrs Kate Opoku said the regular washing of hands could ward off germs, adding that the celebration every year was to remind schools to keep to the important practice of handwashing with soap.

Reverend Dr Jesse Quist, Headmistress of Christ the King School, underscored the importance of handwashing with soap to the well-being of the pupils.

Source : GNA/newsghana.com.gh

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