Washing hands can save lives and fight Ebola: UNICEF

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A hand-washing station outside UN offices in the Liberian capital city of Monrovia, assisting efforts to control and eradicate the Ebola virus outbreak. UN Photo/Andrey Tsarkov

Handwashing is a cheap and effective tool to fight the spread of Ebola, according to the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF.

As the world marks Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF is highlighting the importance of this practice to prevent many diseases including the Ebola virus.

The Fund recently distributed 1.5 million bars of soap in Sierra Leone alone, and millions more in Liberia and Guinea.

Jean-Pierre Ramazani asked Najwa Mekki from UNICEF about the importance of handwashing.

Duration: 2'20"

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