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Home, at Play, and Out and About. Handwashing can help prevent diarrhea and pneumonia, two of the leading causes of death in children around the world. Washing hands at key times with soap and water is one of the most important steps you can take to get rid of germs and avoid spreading germs to those around you. Global Handwashing Day is celebrated every year on October 15th.

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Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.

Scrub Club® to the Rescue

The Scrub Club® program is the first of its kind – a fun, interactive and educational Web site that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. The site consists of a Webisode interactive games, educational music, downloadable activities for kids, educational materials for teachers and program information for parents.

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Personal Hygiene

Explore, educate and participate using learning activities, coloring pages, word puzzles for the everyday habits that keep harmful bacteria away from your skin, hair, and teeth. See how good hygiene prevents illnesses and helps you feel calm and confident. Discover other benefits of looking, feeling, and smelling great—especially as you get older! So grab your soap, toothbrush and a pair of fresh socks.

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