I wash my hands India
7 states in India (Orissa, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, UP and Bihar) account for almost 50% (13.8 million) children without access to toilet facilities in schools
The practice of handwashing with soap in India is not widespread. A study showed that only 53 per cent of the population wash hands with soap after defecation,
Diarrhoea and respiratory infections are the number one cause for child deaths in India. More than 1,000 children die every day from diarrhoea.
Nearly half (51%) of the schools have a designated hand washing space and in 44% of the schools observed the hand washing space was being used.
Globally, India has the largest number of people – more than 620 million – still defecating in the open.
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