QRCS promotes hand hygiene among refugees
October 20 2020 10:50 PM
Community volunteers working at the health centres operated by QRCS in the 19 and E8 refugee camps h
Community volunteers working at the health centres operated by QRCS in the 19 and E8 refugee camps held a series of community events and sessions for around 350 people in order to raise awareness of the importance of washing hands with soap and water.

To mark Global Handwashing Day 2020, the representative mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Bangladesh took part in hygiene awareness campaigns at refugee camps.
Community volunteers working at the health centres operated by QRCS in the 19 and E8 refugee camps held a series of community events and sessions for around 350 people in order to raise awareness of the importance of washing hands with soap and water as a crucial way to prevent communicable diseases, in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak and easy transmission by touching virus-carrying objects.
Twenty-eight young women and men from among the refugees are hired as community volunteers at QRCS’s health centres, working on a daily basis to communicate health awareness messages to refugee families and the host community.
They cover a wide range of important topics, such as first aid, family planning, fundamental principles and psychological support, QRCS said in a statement.
Since the beginning of 2020, some 43,214 families, or 216,070 people, have been visited by community awareness teams.
First marked in 2008, Global Handwashing Day is an annual event observed every October. It features national and international awareness campaigns to promote a culture of handwashing among society members.
"Under the theme of 'Hand Hygiene for All', the World Health Organisation reminds us that we must work towards universal access and practice of handwashing with soap as a priority for now and for a healthy future. Handwashing is one of the simplest ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus and ensure better health outcomes overall," the statement adds.



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