Infectious diseases: the best ways to stay safe

COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate and is a health threat to anyone across the globe.

The international response to the virus has been impressive: Flight restrictions, medical team dispatches, containment, and quarantine … and yet new cases keep being reported across the world everyday.

Why is this the case, and how can you do your bit to prevent the spread of the disease? Let’s look into it…

The best way to protect yourself is to take care of your hygiene.

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World Toilet Day – Raising awareness on a public health crisis

Here’s an interesting fact for you: Did you know that since 2001, the 19th of November has been declared the World Toilet Day? Indeed, this day was created by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 and became an official United Nations day in 2013. Each year, UN-Water leads a group of international agencies to campaign around this theme sounds funny to you? Unfortunately, when we understand the purpose of this day, there is really nothing to laugh about.

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Let’s Talk About Periods

Let’s talk about the great ‘P’ word. Periods.

The fact is that periods are a part of everyday life. So much so, that while you’re reading this, it’s estimated that about 300 million women (that’s 1 in 7) are having their periods right now across the globe.

It’s shocking then (and unacceptable) that many still consider it a major taboo.

For many girls, their periods are a source of embarrassment and discomfort. And the repercussions of this run deeper than shame.

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7 terrifying office toilet facts

Take a look at your colleague sitting opposite you. Yes, the friendly colleague who eats sandwiches at his desk every midday and helps you carry your files to meetings. You love having him around, but chances are he’s one of the 62 % of office workers who fail to wash their hands after leaving the loo. Or perhaps he’s one of the 1 in 3 workers who escape to the bathroom just for some alone time in the office… Still, ...

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