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Instructing 10,000 rural women and children to properly clean their bodies


Lifebuoy’s program “For millions of healthier rural children” in 5 provinces: Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Ha Giang, Bac Lieu, and Ben Tre was organized by Lifebuoy, with the companionship of a pediatric specialist.

The program is organized by Lifebuoy brand in collaboration with the Vietnam Women’s Union and the Ministry of Health with the goal of supporting 10,000 rural women and children across the country. On July 3, Thanh Hoa was selected as the first locality to deploy.

Here, doctor Nguyen Van Vinh, who used to work at Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, shared about frequent hand washing with antibacterial hand sanitizer. Dr. Vinh instructs mothers in 6 steps to wash their hands according to the standards of the Ministry of Health with the hope that parents will teach their children to wash their hands properly. Vinh, should wash hands often with antibacterial hand sanitizer. Therefore, in order to wash our hands effectively, we need to apply a 6-step hand washing process.

Doctor nguyen van vinh shares knowledge of proper body hygiene for children at the program. Photo: thanh thu

Doctor Nguyen Van Vinh shares knowledge of proper body hygiene for children at the program. Image: Thanh Thu

Forming the habit of washing hands from the first years of life will improve the child’s development index. Therefore, teaching children to wash their hands properly with soap or hand sanitizer at an early age is essential. To do this, parents need to set an example and often wash their hands with their children, helping them remember handwashing practices. Only when done correctly can this measure be effective in preventing disease.

According to doctor Nguyen Van Vinh, the resistance of young children is very weak. Especially in recent times, climate change and indiscriminate use of drugs will create conditions for bacteria to spread. Meanwhile, parents in rural areas hardly know how to properly wash hands, feet and body to guide their children.

The doctor said that soap bars have the ability to remove bacteria, but it is difficult to clean nooks and crannies on the body such as between fingers and toes. Besides, some stubborn bacteria can stay on the surface of soap bars, leading to the risk of spreading to the whole family.

In addition, antibacterial shower gel can also clean the body because it easily covers the whole body, limiting the spread of pathogens to the whole family and protecting the skin 10 times better from pathogenic bacteria. Doctor Vinh pointed out 4 basic steps for proper body hygiene and advised mothers to use a reputable antibacterial shower gel like Lifebuoy to kill 99.9% of pathogenic bacteria on the human body. Choosing the right antibacterial product will make cleaning the body easier than ever.

The event attracted hundreds of parents, especially women, to attend. Photo: thanh thu

The event attracted hundreds of parents, especially women, to attend. Image: Thanh Thu

“The reason I accompany the program is to contribute to raising awareness among rural people about hygiene for children. Certainly this cannot change immediately but over time, through sessions. propaganda, people’s awareness will change a lot,” said Dr. Vinh.

Ms. , women's union of thanh hoa province. Photo: thanh thu

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kieu Oanh, Head of the Department of Family and Social Affairs, Women’s Union of Thanh Hoa province. Image: Thanh Thu

Also at the program, Ms. Nguyen Thi Kieu Oanh, Head of the Department of Family and Social Affairs, Thanh Hoa Women’s Union, said that through the benefits of proper body hygiene and health care for children, the Association saw the organize much needed training sessions. Parents and especially women will have more knowledge in hygiene, prevent disease risks, and take better care of their children’s health.

“We want children to have the best environment to develop in both personality and health. In the coming time, we will also build soap-based handwashing stations in cooperation with the Lifebuoy brand,” Ms. Wow information.

Parents send questions for dr. Vinh to answer right after the sharing. Photo: thanh thu

Parents send questions for Dr. Vinh to answer right after the sharing. Image: Thanh Thu

After the instruction session, the people attending the program raised some frequently asked questions in daily life to be consulted and clarified by the doctor. Ms. Le Thi Thuy (Xuan Thinh commune, Trieu Son district, Thanh Hoa province) feels that after the program, she has a better understanding of the importance of washing hands properly for her children. “So far, I have always made it a habit for my children to wash their hands 8-9 times and bathe 2-3 times a day, but from the program, I learned how to wash hands and clean their bodies according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health. economy,” she said.

In the coming time, Lifebuoy continues its mission of spreading knowledge of health protection and disease prevention to rural children in 4 provinces: Quang Binh, Ha Giang, Bac Lieu and Ben Tre. In addition, the brand also wants to spread the knowledge about health and hygiene to more rural women and children, through the donation of 10,000 handbooks “Things mothers need to know about hygiene”. for the family” for district and commune women’s union officials.

The program “For millions of healthier rural children” this summer is an important milestone in Lifebuoy’s more than 27-year journey pursuing the mission of “For a healthier Vietnam”, providing clean products. bacteria and hygiene for all Vietnamese families.

Thanh Thu

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