Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use the cleanest water possible, for example from an improved source.* Use an alcohol-based hand rub that contains 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

1. Wet hands with water.

2. Apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces.

3. Rub hands together and scrub everywhere.

4. Wash the front and back of your hands, in between your fingers, and under your nails.

5. Rinse hands with water.

6. Dry hands completely using a single-use towel or air dry.

After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After being in a public place
Before and after caring for someone who is sick
Remember to wash your hands after each of these activities to stay healthy:
Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After using the toilet or latrine
After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
After touching garbage