With the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19 around the globe, the WHO has called for a renewed emphasis on personal hygiene for health. Most infectious diseases are spread by touch, including many of the diseases that NALA targets. Hand-washing with soap is the first line of defense against these diseases.
This photo was taken during one of NALA's community trainings in northern Ethiopia. In this area, many schools and health centers lack hand-washing facilities and soap. For this reason, we promote individual behavior change (hand-washing) as well as collective action to improve WASH. Together, we can prevent the spread of disease.