Today, October 15, children, schools, and communities around the world mark .
Washing hands with soap is the " to prevent diarrheal and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries every year." In addition to handwashing with soap, proper sanitation and safe drinking water are key to preventing disease.
"Most of what we need to do to bring down the rate of child deaths is inexpensive & straightforward," USAID Administrator said today on Twitter. In addition to handwashing with soap, "add a bednet, vaccines, nutrition, rehydration, newborn care; we know how to drastically reduce child deaths."