MSStalk July August 2016

Speakers at a rally on Thursday, 15 October 2015 said hand washing with soap at key periods is one of the most inexpensive ways to prevent many waterborne and respiratory diseases.
They were speaking at a programme at Rayer Bazar in the city to mark the Global Handwashing Day 2015. Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (MSS), in association with Save the Children has organized the event under its Integrated Child Development Project (ICDP).
Lawmaker Shirin Nayeem was present at the programme as the chief guest while renowned singer Ferdous Ara attended it as special guest. A N Md. Emam Hasanath, Executive Director of MSS, women councilor Aleya Sarwar Daizy, Dr. Kazi Asadur Rahman, Senior Manager of Shishuder Jonno programme of Save the Children.
Kamrun Naher Ahmed, Manager of Shishuder Jonno programme of Save the Children, Jamila Akter, Deputy Director of MSS, Modabber Hossain Shaheen, Assistant Director of MSS, Swapna Reza Head of Advocacy, Communication & Social Services and Shaila Sultana, Project Manager of ICDP were also present on the occasion. Stressing the need for washing hands properly, speakers said even though people around the world wash hands, not all of them use soaps.
They also said washing hands properly could bring down the infections of diarrheal diseases by half. Around 400 people participated in the programme. Later, they brought out a procession that paraded different thoroughfares of the city.

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