Gambia: UN International Year of Sanitation and Global Hand Washing Day Commemorated

The Gambia last Wednesday joined the rest of the international community to commemorate UN international year of sanitation and global hand washing day.

Global hand washing day, the first of its kind, focuses on children and schools in order to raise awareness and promote behavioral change. (…)

Vice president Njie-Saidy highlighted the importance of washing hands with soap, saying it is the most effective and least costly of preventing diarrhea and pneumonia.

She expressed governments’ full commitment and political will to the attainment of the MDG targets. (…)

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