The beginning of a new school term is just around the corner with students excited to meet their peers again, but with parents worried about the coughs, colds and other communicable diseases that are common among children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands. Thus keeping hands clean can help to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
A new campaign that was jointly launched by Antabax and Hospital Sg Buloh has a simple life lesson for everyone to learn for their hygiene, health and happiness, which is to Always Be Clean (ABC). The ABC of Back-To-School Health campaign that was launched at Hospital Sg Buloh, here today aims to inculcate better hygiene habits among Year One students by teaching them the basics of good hand hygiene, and giving them role models in the form of older students from Kelab Dr Muda to model their behavior on.