Everyday hotels throw away millions of bars of soap. Yet across the globe thousands of children under the age of 5 die daily from hygiene related illnesses like pneumonia and diarrhea, diseases that are preventable just by handwashing with soap alone.
According to the World Health Organization, diarrheal and pneumonia, are the top two causes of deaths, killing over 2.3million children under the age of 5 years, per year. The tragedy is that these deaths are easily preventable – by hand-washing with soap. Statistics have shown that handwashing with soap alone can reduce hygiene related deaths and illnesses by 50%.
Clean the World Asia soap bars are given together with hygiene education to low income people in the cities we operate in and also across Asia.
Proper hygiene care can help transition people from poverty to self-sufficiency. After all, soap has been the most important invention for public health.