This is a sponsored post with the Global Hygiene Council.
It’s hard to believe that cold and flu season is already upon us. Did you know that more than 3 million children under the age of 5 will die next year due to infectious disease? This is all because of poor hygiene, and we can prevent it. We need to be vigilant with our children about keeping ourselves and our environments clean.
The Global Hygiene Council has produced a short video called “Five Small Steps for Big Change.” The video goes through the steps that will help reduce the deaths of children due to poor hygiene. There are simple things we can all do to ensure the health of our children and below we are sharing some tips from the Global Hygiene Council.
- Improve hygiene worldwide to reduce the 2.7 million deaths annually of children under one month old.
- Proper hand washing with soap and clean water to reduce common infections and diarrheal deaths.
- Proper food preparation and kitchen hygiene will reduce the number of food borne illness and deaths.
- Clean all frequently touched surfaces. As cold and flu viruses can live on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours.
- Improving general hygiene will reduce infections that antibiotics are needed for. Antibiotic resistance is predicted to be the cause of death of over 10 million lives by 2050.
These are simple things we can be doing daily to improve the health of our families and communities. If we all start now there will be a greater effect globally. Let’s save the future of our children and keep clean!
Just check out this video –
You can learn more on the Global Hygiene Council website.
What are some ways you are helping your kids be prepared for cold and flu season?