- Reduces diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by 58%
- Reduces diarrheal illness by 23-40%
- Reduces respiratory illnesses, such as colds, in the general population by 16-21%
- Reduces absenteeism from gastrointestinal illnesses in schoolchildren by 29-57%
Part Five ǀ Handwashing helps battle the rise in antibiotic resistance
This is significant as antibiotics are often prescribed unnecesarily for such conditions.