October 15 is the Global Handwashing Day.
Mankind has being searched for the method of saving lives by the requirement of human being to live forever without illness. During those days, public attention had begun to center on the truth that people’s hands is one of the main carrying tools for germs that can harm the health of people.
According to data, every year millions of children all over the world are suffering from diarrhea and pneumonia and even die. The main cause of the diseases is due to infiltrate of germs into the body through hands. This indicates that the clean hands, indeed, is related with health of people.
In this regarding, the UN set the Global Handwashing Day under the slogan of “Clean hands save the lives” and organizes several events such as learning handwhashing on the day. These events aim to increase social knowledge and understanding on the importance of handwashing with soap and water which is the effective and easy way to prevent diseases.
According to the results from the experts, a simple behavior such as handwashing with soap and water can reduce the mortality due to diarrhea by 50%, and respiratory infections such as pneumonia by almost 25%. It also prevents dermopathy, oculopathy and communicable disease and it is helpful for the health of people got AIDS.
The theme of the Global Handwashing Day 2019 is “All of our clean hands”.
In many countries of the world, the propaganda works are developed to take people’s interest in handwashing on the day.
The DPRK also organized the event to mark the Global Handwashing Day 2019.