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LASOONA observed Global Hand Washing Day
Date : Oct 15, 2015
LASOONA: Society for Human & Natural Resource Development observed Global Hand Washing Day on October 15 at Jalozai IDPs Camp, Nowshehra and Tehsil Puran District Shangla. The aim of the event was creating awareness about the importance of hand washing among the masses to overcome certain communicable diseases, including diarrhoea and other childhood illnesses.
Diarrhoea is stated a major cause of morality and morbidity among the Pakistani children despite decades of concerted efforts and special programmes. According to the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2013, about 53,000 children under five years of age die because of diarrhoea, the disease linked with poor quality of water, sanitation and hygiene.
In Pakistan, majority of the people spend their hard-earned income on treatment of diseases that could be easily prevented through proper hand washing with soap.