Hand washing, also known as hand hygiene, is the act of cleaning hands for the purpose of removing soil, dirt, and germs, if water and soap is not available, hands can be cleaned with ash instead.
Medical hand hygiene refers to hygiene practices related to medical procedures. Hand washing before administering medicine or medical care can prevent or minimize the spread of disease.
The main medical purpose of washing hands is to cleanse the hands of pathogens (like bacteria or viruses) and chemicals which can cause harm or disease. This is especially important for children and adults who handle food or work in different field, but also important practice for the general public. Our hand washing program is an ongoing activity program.