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Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Dentalgist: 11:50am On Jun 27, 2019
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday advised Nigerians to use soap or ash and running water to wash hands after defecation to prevent infection and illness

Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist with UNICEF, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Ogunjobi said that using water alone is not proper hand washing technique as it could not totally clean the hand.

According to him, faeces is oily and cannot easily come off after using tissue paper or water to clean-up after defecation.

“Proper hand washing means using soap and running water. This is important because when you put water in a bowl to wash your hand, your hand will not be clean because the same dirty water is being used.

“In some rural communities, they use ash which is also a cleaning reagent. It works.

“Why it is important for you to use running water and soap after defecation is because faeces is oily and even when you use tissue paper or water to clean up, it will still stick to your fingers and it takes running water, soap or ash to take it out.

”Only or ordinarily water cannot take away faeces from your fingers. This is why we try to promote proper hand washing which is the use of soap or ash and running water and proper scrubbing of the hands, ” he said.

Ogunjobi said that lack of proper hand washing could cause various diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid and intestinal worm infections.

“People frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth without even realising it. Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and make us sick.

“Diarrhea is the second largest killer of children in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, and there is a study that proper hand washing will reduce diarrhea by about 48 per cent.

“Typhoid is also sanitation related and we have also had cases of cholera outbreaks in some states in Nigeria, especially during raining season. With proper handwashing, cases of cholera outbreaks and typhoid will reduce drastically.

“Worm infestation is also common among children. If we practice good sanitation such as proper hand washing after defecation, many diseases will be prevented, “Ogunjobi said

https://dentalgist.ng/desist-from-using-ordinary-water-for-hand-washing-after-defecation-unicef-warns

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Davoneskay(m): 12:03pm On Jun 27, 2019
So faeces get oil! grin.

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:01pm On Jun 27, 2019
Let us share some of the things we learnt about handwashing in our medical experience, maybe we will save someone's life

This is the way we taught all our staff @Mannabbqgrills to make sure they wash their hands EVERY TIME.
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7 Steps To Wash Your Hands Properly

Step 1 - Wet your hands and apply enough soap (coin size).

Step 2 - Rub your palms together.

Step 3 - Rub the back of each hand.

Step 4 - Rub both your hands while interlocking your fingers.

Step 5 - Rub the back of your fingers.

Step 5 - Rub the tips of your fingers.

Step 6 - Rub your thumbs and the ends of your wrists.

Step 7 - Rinse your hands with running water before closing the tap/faucet with toilet paper.




Make a habit to wash your hands 
before and after eating,
after playing outdoors,
after using toilets,
after sneezing or coughing,
before and after being around with someone who is ill.

It may seem a small gesture but it has a big impact in ensuring you stay healthy.

From all of us @MANNABBQGRILLS : HEALTH IS WEALTH

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by bamasite2: 1:01pm On Jun 27, 2019
We have heard.

But many people do not even wash at all....
I support that handshakes should not be compulsory!

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Newguyhere: 1:01pm On Jun 27, 2019
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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by hisexcellency34: 1:01pm On Jun 27, 2019
So, what do we use? Soft drinks or origin bitters?

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by idonhammer: 1:01pm On Jun 27, 2019
How does this give us Biafra now?

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by tosinosam(m): 1:02pm On Jun 27, 2019
OK make we dey use bottle water abi
Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by AmazonHippolyta(f): 1:02pm On Jun 27, 2019
It was only during the ebola epidemic that Nigerians adhered to such.

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by yorke1: 1:02pm On Jun 27, 2019
What of people wey no dey use water nko
Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by mikhe2(m): 1:02pm On Jun 27, 2019
Abeg make them carry their rubbish go
Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by xynerise: 1:02pm On Jun 27, 2019
"Tamba" remains the best for ass cleaning though grin

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by mysticmaroon: 1:02pm On Jun 27, 2019
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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by kyjuan99: 1:03pm On Jun 27, 2019
Shotput ppl wee not like this grin
Cc immhotep
Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by MagicMoments: 1:04pm On Jun 27, 2019
are they really supposed to be telling people to wash their hand with soap after using the toilet?

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by bisoye11(m): 1:05pm On Jun 27, 2019
Water,Still remains the best since 2000 BC
Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by phelonrays: 1:07pm On Jun 27, 2019
Even with running water and same bacteria would still gain it's way back to your hand the very moment you are done with it........... because you'll need that bacteria-infected hand to open the tap which in turn give way for the water to flow[note while doing this some thousands of bacteria got magneted to the tap control ]..... then you finish washing your hand thinking that some bacteria has been done away with... while you close the tap back, you definitely introduce new one's you left there.......undecided

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Nobody: 1:08pm On Jun 27, 2019
Antiseptic liquid or soap is very necessary. Dettol.

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by lilfreezy: 1:08pm On Jun 27, 2019
Those people that use only purple plastic kettle will not hear now lipsrsealed

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Onyi90(m): 1:12pm On Jun 27, 2019
[color=#770077][/color]Most Nigerians don't wash their hands after defecating. grin
Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Benekruku(m): 1:14pm On Jun 27, 2019
I do wash my hands with antiseptic after poo but I dont wash my hands after fingering.

Am just kinda addicted to the smell pvssy

That stock-fish aroma turns me on while it last

So if you get to find me sniffing my fingers, relax.., Am catching trips

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Sunijacks(m): 1:16pm On Jun 27, 2019
Some folks no even send at all.
Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Firstlieutenant(m): 1:16pm On Jun 27, 2019
I hope say Afonjas dey see this dread. dem too like to use water without soap wash nyansh

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Born2Breed(f): 1:17pm On Jun 27, 2019
No wonder typhoid is prevalent in some part of Nigeria.

Touching � poo always is disgusting. What happened to tissue paper?

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Re: Desist From Using Ordinary Water For Hand-washing After Defecation – Unicef Warn by Toscarel: 1:18pm On Jun 27, 2019
Abeg leave me, is it your washing

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