The Namibia Red Cross Society yesterday commemorated Health and Hygiene Month, an initiative led by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), under the theme ‘Hand Hygiene for All.’ The Namibia press agency quotes NRCS Program Manager Dr. Nkosi Musulwe as saying that the month aims to address challenges within Windhoek’s informal markets and informal settlements by sensitizing food handlers and the general public on the significance of health and hygiene. This year also sees a global initiative that calls for countries to lay out national development plans to ensure handwashing hygiene is a mainstay beyond the pandemic as part of infection prevention and control, water, sanitation, and hygiene efforts.