If there’s one thing we’ve learnt over the last year it’s that handwashing is VITAL to a community’s health. We’ve also had to step up our game in handwashing techniques; a quick rub with soap and 5 second rinse is no longer adequate!

Good handwashing is something that Trumpeter Community Health has been advocating for, since its inception. They use ‘the 7-steps of handwashing’ to teach communities in South Sudan how to reduce the spread of diseases which can be fatal to young children and cause sickness in adults.

This work is vital in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’.

Rita (above) was taught by the Trumpeters and here she is demonstrating step 1 – Wet your hands!

The 7 Steps of Handwashing 

  • Step 1: Wet Hands. Wet your hands and apply enough liquid soap to create a good lather.
  • Step 2: Rub Palms Together.
  • Step 3: Rub the Back of Hands.
  • Step 4: Interlink Your Fingers.
  • Step 5: Cup Your Fingers.
  • Step 6: Clean the Thumbs.
  • Step 7: Rub Palms with Your Fingers.

We thank God for the work of Trumpeter Community Health, which is particularly crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their witness to the love of Christ as they serve communities.