For most of us, we began learning about personal hygiene before we began to talk. We are constantly reminding children to cover their mouths when they sneeze and wash their hands after using the restroom. We know that basic hygiene practices contribute to a clean, healthy lifestyle. We understand that these simple routines prevent the spread of germs and keep us from becoming sick.
While it seems like common sense, the harsh reality is that millions of people around the world are unaware of the correlation between proper hygiene and good health. They have never had the opportunity to learn about covering your mouth and washing your hands. The lack of hygiene education fosters unnecessary illness and disease. For these individuals, germs and bacteria are invisible killers.