Namibia kick starts 2017 Hygiene Promotion Month


The City of Windhoek municipality in partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Namibia Red Cross Society kick started a health campaign on Thursday, in Windhoek, capital of Namibia.

The municipality in a statement said that the initiative was adopted because there was a need observed as to intensify health and hygiene promotion efforts at informal food markets, with the intention to later roll the campaign out to formal establishments and in the same vein identify health and hygiene risk areas in the years to come.

The 2017 Hygiene Promotion Month campaign aims to re-emphasize the importance of washing hands with clean water and soap as the primary and most effective barrier in preventing the spread of communicable diseases among communities.

Furthermore the campaign is to promote and improve public health through behavior change training, education and awareness raising efforts.
According to an official from the municipality, Scheifert Shigwedha, the campaign will run under the theme: “Our Hands, Our Future.”

He added that the campaign is set to sensitize and remind the public of the annual commemoration of Global Handwashing Day which will take place on Oct. 15, which motivates and mobilizes people around the World to improve their handwashing habits. Enditem.

Source: Xinhua/

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