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Students Learn Good Health Goes Hand in Hand with Hygiene

Posted Fri 15 Jul 2011 12:03:47 pm in News, Culture & Education | By Dubib.com News Desk



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Conference Intercon

The results of the international Dettol HABIT Study (Hygiene: Attitudes, Behaviour, Insight and Traits) was recently presented to health and safety professionals by expert professors from the Global Hygiene Council in Dubai. During the symposium, the Dubai Ministry of Education invited a number of young school students to learn about the importance of hygiene.

Professor Tariq Madani, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Advisor to His Excellency the Minister of Health, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia held an interactive workshop with the children. The lesson involved a unique Interactive ‘Glow germ Booth’ to demonstrate the ‘hidden germs on the hands and the effect of cross contamination’

Understanding what drives good hygiene behaviour is the cornerstone of hygiene education, which is central to the mission of the Hygiene council. The ultimate objective is to help the wider public recognise where hygiene habits are lacking, and to empower them with the tools to prevent infection and illness

The DETTOL school education programme aims to put the issue of hygiene in the public’s hands, by putting an emphasis on the basics

    • The proper procedure for washing hands
    • And surface disinfection, breaking the chain of infection.
Educating children about hygiene & cleanliness, in partnership with the authorities, is important to make hygiene and cleanliness a part of the child’s everyday routine so they:

−       fall ill less often

−       miss less days of school due to illness

−       are less likely to carry germs home

 



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