By Lydia Ngoolo, 17 October 2012
More than 900 pupils in Mwingi district on Monday participated in a hand washing drive to mark the Global Hand washing day.
The event which took place in Mwingi town stadium was meant to sensitise the children on how to fight diseases that come from dirt. “We want to train children on how to wash their hands. Many of them never wash their hands even after visiting the toilets, said Mwingi district public health officer David Munyoki at the hand washing event.
He said the campaign targeted 5000 children. He said hand washing can prevent 50 percent of diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid and cholera.
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