Friday, October 17, 2014

The Simple Power of Handwashing

In light of the fear about the spread of Ebola, it is important to remember this basic, ancient and oft forgotten fight against disease....

From TED ....

Myriam Sidibe is a warrior in the fight against childhood disease. Her weapon of choice? A bar of soap. For cost-effective prevention against sickness, it’s hard to beat soapy handwashing, which cuts down risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, cholera and worse. Sidibe, a public-health expert, makes a smart case for public-private partnerships to promote clean hands — and local, sustainable entrepreneurship.


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