The (Deadly) Silent H: Prioritising WASH in the Time of COVID

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Handwashing with soap is priority in fighting this pandemic – and the next one. It is even more effective than hand sanitizer. Even before COVID19, handwashing with soap has saved lives. Over 500,000 child deaths each year are due to diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections. Handwashing with soap cuts that number by half.