This year World Health Day falls on Monday 7 April 2014, which marks the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948 but, perhaps more importantly, draws worldwide attention to the importance of good health – not just personal health, but also that of our communities.
More than anyone, global hygiene brand Dettol understands the importance of good sanitisation, and breaking the chain of infection through the simple act of hand washing. So often taken for granted- or skipped all together- we underestimate the power that hand washing has in keeping us healthy and protected from communicable diseases.
“Good health is not just about the absence of disease. It’s important to be reminded that our health is, to a large extent and irrespective of our circumstances, in our own hands,” says Dr Kgosi Letlape, ophthalmologist and current president of the African Medical Association, on behalf of Dettol South Africa.
Even when soap and water are not available, it is possible to keep your hands hygienically clean. Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are designed to destroy the germs on hands that are not visibly dirty, without the need for water or towels, and are ideal for situations where you cannot easily get to a sink.
Dettol remains committed to improving and sustaining hand hygiene by reducing cross contamination so take control of your health and manage infection through prevention, by keeping your hands clean.