World Hand Hygiene Day

  • Hand hygiene: 5 things dirtier than your toilet seat

    Magazine

    Posted on 23 April 2018

    Germs and bacteria lie in wait in some unexpected places. Here’s how to find and eliminate them before they sneak up on you with our tips on effective general and hand hygiene.

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  • Hand hygiene for kids

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 5 May 2016

    Healthy habits are best learnt when you’re young. One of the most important, life-saving habits you’ll ever learn is how to wash your hands properly, keeping you safe from germs. A Mediclinic paediatrician talks us through the why, when and how of keeping your hands clean.

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  • Hands up for hygiene!

    Magazine

    Posted on 10 June 2015

    How often do you wash your hands? Effective hand hygiene is a personal responsibility – and an important everyday way of protecting your own health and that of everyone you come into contact with.

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  • 3 hand-washing myths, busted!

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 26 May 2015

    How often do you wash your hands? How do you know when they’re clean? We bust three myths about hand washing.

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  • Clean hands can save lives: part two

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 19 May 2015

    Here are the way you can reduce your risk against picking an illness with clean hands.

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  • Clean hands can save lives: part one

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 13 May 2015

    There are many kinds of viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi – in short, germs – that cause illnesses. The problem is that germs are easily spread, which can have devastating effects in the case of potentially harmful infectious diseases.

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  • World Hand Hygiene Day

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 5 May 2015

    Did you know the average person touches their face around 16 times per hour? That means whatever germs your hands have touched will can enter your system via your nose, mouth, skin, eyes etc. Since bacteria multiply rapidly in warmth and moisture, the human body can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

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