Sierra Leone’s first Flash Mob – the power’s in your hands

First Flash mob in Freetown for Global Handwashing Day. (From VOA)

First Flash mob in Freetown for Global Handwashing Day. (From VOA)

This is fun – and for a good cause.  Sierra Leone’s first flash mob danced around Freetown’s Cotton Tree in the center of town to bring attention to Global Handwashing Day.  What better way to have people think about the value of washing your hands in preventing disease – and remember it – than a flash mob.

It’s estimated half the deaths of children under five could be prevented by something as simple as hand washing.  Severe diarrhea claims the lives of too many young children every year: 1.8 million globally from diarrhea and other water borne diseases.

So, the power is in your hands.  Always wash with soap and water.

Watch the video of the flash mob and stick with the last minute and a half.  It’s a simple yet strong message.

Here’s the whole story:

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