As the world celebrates global handwashing day, today, the Ondo State Directorate of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on the people of the State to give regular attention to handwashing with soap as an essential family practice.

According to the NOA Director, Mr Bode Famose, the 2017 handwashing day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increase awareness and  understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap.

The theme of 2017 handwashing day ‘Our hand, Our future’ is a reminder that handwashing protects personal health, builds the future as well as that of communities and the world at large.

Mr Famose said handwashing is an effective and affordable way to protect the health of individuals and the community.

The NOA boss admonished the people to pay attention to personal and environmental hygiene as a way of preventing any outbtreak of monkeypox in Ondo State.


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