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     Hands up! Global Handwashing Day

Hands are a natural breeding ground for germs, in fact they are one of the principal carriers of disease-causing germs. Nearly 80% of infections are spread by hand, so encouraging good hand hygiene behaviours is an effective way to stop germs spreading. 

15 October is Global Handwashing Day, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of proper handwashing habits to help prevent the spread of infection and reduce sickness.

The theme for this year’s Global Handwashing Day  is “Clean hands - a recipe for good health”


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Initial branches all over the country are approaching schools to educate children on the importance of good hand hygiene practices.

What are you doing for Global Handwashing Day? We'd love to hear from you! Share photos of your initiative with us by clicking on any of our below social media channels and use the hashtag #GlobalHandwashingDay and tag Initial in the post!

Handwashing for Schools

The simple act of washing hands can reduce the risk of getting a stomach bug by as much as 47%. As role models, teachers can help form children’s identity with hygiene from a very young age, with the potential to build a positive foundation and instil good hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.

Download our School Hand Hygiene Toolkit to help spread the word on why hand hygiene matters. Included in this pack are hand washing tips and fun ideas on how to engage kids in learning about this important topic.

Contact Initial for hygiene solutions to ensure a safer, healthier environment for your children.

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Up Your Hand Hygiene Game!

Did you know that 60% of South Africans don’t wash their hands after they use the bathroom? And proper hand hygiene can be directly linked to the spread of illness, which in turn increases the rate of absenteeism for businesses. 

Absenteeism costs the South African economy R12 - R16 billion per year. Help your staff up their hand hygiene games by using our guide to help you build a good hand hygiene strategy - which minimises cross contamination - and help curb absenteeism.

Download Your Comprehensive Handwashing Guide now. 

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 Initial offers professional hand hygiene solutions which include:
● Soap dispensers
● Hand sanitisers
● Hand drying

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Are you taking part in any handwashing initiatives? We’d love to see your handy work!
Share your hand hygiene photos and tag us on social media

A big thank you to our partners for making our 50 000 hands Global Handwashing Day initiative possible:

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