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Hand washing can save 2500 children's lives a day

The number of hands that need proper care and don't get it, is huge. Is a billion hands a good guess? The World Health Organization seems to think so.

A study that is supported by the WHO, and that is to be found here highlights this terrible reality: 1.8 million children die every year from diarrhoeal diseases and 90% of those are aged less than five years, mainly in developing countries. The study's findings suggest that half of those lives could be saved, about 2500 children's lives each and every single day.

Study these links to get convinced:
- http://www.who.int/patientsafety/events/05/HH_en.pdf
- http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/291/21/2547?maxtoshow=&HITS=10

So Demotech is in good company in campaigning for and promoting hand washing. This is the reason to launch the Hy2U-campaign this website is about.