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Global Hand Washing Day: Give Life a Hand



You do everything you can to protect your child

You teach them little healthy habits

But every minute around the world, a parent loses a child to a preventable disease such as diarrhoea.

The Simple Solution: Hand Washing with Soap

Even though hand washing is part of our daily routine, we quite often don't get it right. Did you know that the CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that one should spend at least 20 seconds scrubbing his or her hands with soap?

As part of the Global Hand Washing Day campaign, we are on a mission to spread awareness about the importance of hand washing with soap, and drive habit change especially among young children.

“The number of deaths of children each year from infectious diseases, such as diarrhoea, are still considerable and represent a significant global crisis. However, the good news is that diarrhoea is preventable, and good hand hygiene practices are one of the simplest measures we can all take to help protect ourselves and our families. Simply hand washing with an effective soap at key times, such as after going to the toilet, and before eating, can go a long way in breaking the chain of infection and preventing these unnecessary deaths.”

Professor John Oxford, Chairman of the Global Hygiene Council

Participate to Give Life A Hand

This Global Handwashing Day, a letter will have the power to save a life.

A letter for life that brings soap in the hands of a child and breaks the chain of infection.

Through a fun and simple-to-do home activity, your kids can send soap in the form of a letter to countless children helping them live healthier lives.

Let’s inspire our children to share the protection of soap with those who don’t have access to any.

More than a million children need soap. Every letter sent will make a difference.

Click here to know how your child can give life a hand by sending a Letter for Life.


Click & download the #LetterForLife to help spread the message and show your support! Let’s celebrate Global Handwashing Day, and give life a hand.


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Dettol is partnering with different organizations to make a difference this Global Hand Washing Day. Buy Dettol soap and hand wash with a letter for life and drop it in any Tuskys outlets. We will match the letter with a soap donation.

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Healthy Hands

Watch this video to learn how you can Give Life A Hand


School Programme

The simple act of washing hands with soap could save many thousands of lives; our school programme for young children makes learning about germs and bacteria fun.


Rules and regulations for the "Dettol's Global Handwashing interactive Facebook contest"

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