Much is said these days about the importance of personal hygiene. If adults, due to their age, understand why and how to do this, children should be encouraged. Of course, it is important to explain why we should wash our faces and brush our teeth in the morning and in the evening, wash our hands after returning from outside, before eating and on other occasions. And it is necessary to start instilling useful skills in them from an early age.
This should also be remembered in connection with World Hand Hygiene Day, established by the UN General Assembly jointly with the UNICEF Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation in 2008. This day is part of the World Health Organisation’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign launched in 2009 by the World Health Organisation.