Part Three ǀ Teaching people about handwashing helps them and their communities stay healthy

Handwashing education in the community:
  • 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%

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