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Campaign Reminds Congo: Handwashing Saves Lives

Thursday is World Handwashing Day. Seven years ago health campaigners including UNICEF and the U.S. Agency for International Development decided October 15 would be the day that we celebrate handwashing and remind ourselves of its health benefits. In 2008, UNICEF estimated that three and a half million children die annually from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia. Regular handwashing with soap could save up to 30 percent of those lives. A song blares out from a truck trailer in Goma....

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