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New Guiness World Record; Every Hand counts

I am planning to celebrate this year’s Global Handwashing Day(15th October 2010) by being part of the team that is attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the Most Number of People Washing Hands at a Single Location.

I am part of the team organizing for 20,000 people to wash their hands at a single location.

The Global Handwashing Day is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of hand washing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. The Global Hand washing Day is celebrated on October 15. The first Global Handwashing Day took place on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 when the UN General Assembly designated 2008 the International Year of Sanitation, and it has been celebrated ever since.

Hygiene, sanitation, and water are pillars of development and a large-scale increase in the practice of hand washing with soap would make a significant contribution to meeting the Millennium Development Goal 5: reducing deaths among children under five by two-thirds by 2015. Handwashing has both health and education impact because it prevents diseases, is cost effective and can mean more school days for children.

Clean Hands Save lives- A life that could be yours or your child’s.

Every hand counts!
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Eco-entrepreneur and a Project Manager in Auckland, New Zealand.

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