WHO: How to handwash? With soap and water

Hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based handrub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others. Indeed, hand hygiene is an easy, inexpensive, and effective mean to prevent the spread of germs and keep everyone healthy.

Please, follow carefully the steps shown in this training video to know how to handwash with soap and water, and watch our other video on hand rubbing : https://youtu.be/ZnSjFr6J9HI

For more indication about hand hygiene in healthcare settings, please visit: http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en

When should you clean your hands?

– BEFORE, DURING and AFTER preparing food.
– BEFORE eating food.
– BEFORE and AFTER caring for a sick person.
– AFTER using the toilet.
– AFTER changing the diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.
– AFTER blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
– AFTER touching animal, animal feed, or animal waste.
– AFTER touching garbage.

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  1. 1865: The United States will be the first to land the human to the surface of the moon, their spacecraft will be launch from the state of Florida and reach the destination after traveling 240,000 miles in 97 hours…..

    2015: How To Wash Your Hand

    People in the United States in 2020: Yeah how tf do I wash my hands?

  2. I came here to to get a video of ideal way to wash hands so that i can share it with my students but the running tap ruined everything

  3. ITC: people not realizing you can use something to indirectly touch the handle, use another part of your body (like your forearm or your elbow), or that there are doors which use foot handles (or don't use any handles at all and you just push the door)

  4. I am totally mad about 1 min running water! How many countries can afford this waste?! Cant you turn the tap off with the back of your hand and wipe it later! We will not have water to wash hands soon

  5. Lately, my hands haven't been feeling clean when I wash them so I've been looking up how to properly wash your hands to see if that would help but it the end, my hands still feel the same. :/

  6. Ganges River in India. Humans, and animals bodys sinking tones of rubbish. Shame Mr. Tedros India is your country. YOU suppouse lost a job after saying words ,,No risk in COVID" in 2019.

  7. you dont have to let water running… just rub the faucet with the some soap too and pour water over it to rinse it.. its a pain for my eyes to see such wastage of water.

  8. I used to wash my hands for 3 minutes cause i worry if my hands will have to many germs and this video actually really helped.. Ive never really been taught how to properly wash my hands so thanks!

  9. So basically the steps of hand rub and wash are same except:
    Washing is when there is a visible dirt
    Washing takes longer
    Washing uses soap and water, not alcohol
    AM I right?


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