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Getting A Handle on Clean Hands

Field Report by Lauryn Vickers

HONDURAS – COVID-19 has traveled to nearly every region of the globe. Millions of men and women have fallen victim to the virus. Even though the World Health Organization suggests regularly washing your hands for 20 seconds to stop the spread of the virus, many don’t have that option. For example, even some hospitals lack a hand washing station, which is an essential tool to help fight the coronavirus.

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Take the hospital in Honduras where Dr. Martha Anariba Rodríguez works. Their hand washing sinks weren’t working, and in one public restroom, the sink was removed from the wall. For weeks, Dr. Rodriguez and her colleagues coped without having this basic defense against the coronavirus—and other communicable diseases—available to those entering the facility. The hospital could easily have become a breeding ground for COVID-19.   

a hand washing station

Helping A Honduran Hospital Fight COVID-19 

But thanks to your generous heart, Operation Blessing provided a creative solution for this dire need. OB Honduras partnered with an engineer that designed and created the prototype for a hand washing station. It was designed to be placed at the entrance of the hospital where visitors can easily disinfect before entering the building, helping protect not only the doctors, nurses, and medical staff, but also the vulnerable patients. The station even includes instructions on how to properly wash your hands to stop the spread of the virus. 

Hand washing station

Hand Washing Helps Fight COVID

Your gifts make a huge difference through something as simple as hand washing, a practice many of us take for granted. Thank you for your heart to see the most vulnerable protected from COVID-19.

hospital in Honduras

“We are so grateful to be THE FIRST to receive these wonderful handwashing stations,” Dr. Rodriquez said through a surgical mask. “This is an exceptional plan! With it we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases just by hand washing! Thank you!”

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