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Small Gesture, Big Effect: S. Sudan Promotes Handwashing

It's a small, simple gesture that is second nature in the west and can prevent the spread of illness and even save lives, and this week, South Sudan celebrated handwashing with a campaign that officials hope will curb the spread of many common bacterial diseases that plague children in the country. “In South Sudan 34 percent of children are affected by diarrheal diseases while about 19 percent are affected by acute respiratory infections," Water Resources Minister Jemma Nuno Kumba ...

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