Hotel soap is grated and pressed into new bars by village women in western India. The bars are given to impoverished children and schools, and have improved personal hygiene and reduced disease. Photo: Priti Salian

Recycled hotel soap, hand-washing lessons save lives among India’s poor

  • Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death, killing half a million children every year, especially in developing countries
  • An Indian programme is fighting back with hand-washing campaigns and recycling of hotel soap bars
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Hotel soap is grated and pressed into new bars by village women in western India. The bars are given to impoverished children and schools, and have improved personal hygiene and reduced disease. Photo: Priti Salian
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