Anambra Launches Hygiene Promotion Book for Schools
The Anambra State Government on 18th October 2016 launched and presented A Handbook of Basic and Practical Hygiene for schools at the investiture of the wife of the Governor – Chief (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano as a WASH Ambassador. The first duty of the WASH Ambassador at the occasion was the presentation of the book to the State. She encouraged all school administrators in the State to ensure good use of the book to change unsafe hygiene practices in schools. The handbook is an initiative of Anambra State Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Anambra Ministry of Health, aimed at ensuring that the occurrence of water and sanitation-related diseases is minimized in the State.
The book explains the science and art of handwashing. Children can be change agents if given the opportunities to speak with friends, parents and community members.