THE Quezon City Health Department has conducted drills to teach more children the importance of proper hand-washing.
Grades five and six pupils as well as their teachers participated in the drills at Lagro Elementary School last Tuesday.
“Taunang ginagawa ito para ipaalam sa mga kabataan at mga magulang ang kahalagahan ng hand-washing upang maiwasan ang mga sakit, impeksyon at magkaroon ang mga bata ng magandang kalusugan,” QCHD Dental Division chief Dr. Elena Ignacio said.
Teachers commended the city’s health programs and information campaigns for children.
“Mas naatututo ang mga bata kapag sila’y malusog,” Lagro Elementary School principal Paz Ramirez said.
The 2018 Global Hand-washing Day was commemorated on October 15 which focused on the relationship between hand-washing and nutrition.