HWWS

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AcronymDefinition
HWWSHand Washing With Soap
HWWSHousehold Water Well System (USDA grant program)
HWWSHarley Wood Winter School (Australia)
HWWSHerlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome
HWWSHeat Watch-Warning System
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Everyone can protect themselves, their families, and communities through hand washing with soap. It takes a whole Nation, Community, Village and the society to imbibe the practice of hand washing with clean and safe water with soap to prevent many infectious diseases/illnesses.
"This includes thorough hand washing with soap and hot water after using the toilet and before eating or preparing foods.
This is why Global Hand Washing Day returns annually on October 15 to motivate people to support a culture of hand washing with soap in order to combat diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries every year.
"Hand washing with soap and water has been proven to be one of the most effective and inexpensive measures to prevent the transmission of infections among healthcare professionals, patients, and their families, as well as visitors to a hospital.
Hand washing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub has long been considered one of the most important infection control measures to prevent healthcare-associated infections.
It is an annual, global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
Hand washing with soap is smart, Bradley says, since close contact with a sick individual is a risk factor for contracting an illness.
Therefore, interventions targeting improved water treatment and storage practices and hand washing with soap have the potential to substantially reduce cholera transmission (8).
Frequent hand washing with soap and water can be irritating to skin.
"Along with drinking water and access to toilets, hygiene -- particularly hand washing with soap -- is an essential …(part) of (achieving) the (development) goal on water and sanitation," Sanjay Wijesekera, head of UNICEF's water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, said in a statement.
For centuries hand washing with soap and water has been considered a measure of personal hygiene but the link between handwashing and the spread of disease has only been established in the last 200 years.
Opponents also charge that hand washing with soap works mainly by dislodging and rinsing away bacteria and viruses on the skin rather than killing them.