Belize marks Global Handwashing Day
One of the greatest reminders of constantly washing and sanitizing our hands, workspaces and homes came during the COVID-19 pandemic. During those two years, many people lost their lives and many have missed work because of sickness. This year’s event in Belize is paying particular focus on continuing the practice of clean hands, even as people go back to their old ways in this post-pandemic period. UNICEF, the Ministries of Education and Health and various other partners are giving cleaning supplies to the most vulnerable communities. Ary Sosa is a water analyst at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, who reminded the students in Bella Vista on Friday to keep on washing their hands to save lives.
Stann District Education Manager, Dr Tanya Nunez, who welcomed the supplies for the school from UNICEF, reiterated the need to keep these sanitizing practices going in schools nationwide.
The day was marked under the theme, “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene.” This annual event, which is commemorated in partnership with UNICEF and the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Multi-Sectoral Body, is a global call to action to raise awareness of handwashing.