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The Clean-Up the World Campaign in Suriname

On 5 September 2011, Community leaders and environmental focal points from the Platform of Neighborhood organizations launched the Clean-Up the World Campaign in Paramaribo Suriname. This initiative is in collaboration with PAHO/WHO Suriname, the Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Labor, Technology and Environment, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Youth and Sports and private organizations that embraced the this campaign. The overall goal of the Campaign is the creation of safe and healthy communities by addressing environmental threats and hazards.  

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Students of the Americas Try to Establish World Record for Simultaneous Handwashing

On Friday 15 October—Global Handwashing Day—children all over the Americas will try to establish the Guiness World Record for the highest number of students washing their hands at the same time. It's a fun way to foster a culture of handwashing with soap, a habit that is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia.

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