UN entities involved in this initiative

Goals supporting this initiative

1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals

Contact Information




UN House Somhlolo Street

17 March 2020 - 31 December 2020

About the initiative

This is an initiative by United Nations Eswatini in helping fight the spread of COVID-19.

The objective is to highlight how to eliminate all traces of the virus on your hands by providing a step-by-step process for effective hand washing.With cases of COVID-19 on the rise worldwide, hand washing is one way we can each play our part in helping to slow or reduce the spread of the virus and protect ourselves and others.

How do I wash my hands properly?

To eliminate all traces of the virus on your hands, a quick scrub and a rinse won’t cut it. Below is a step-by-step process for effective handwashing.

  • Step 1: Wet hands with running water
  • Step 2: Apply enough soap to cover wet hands
  • Step 3: Scrub all surfaces of the hands – including back of hands, between fingers and under nails – for at least 20 seconds.
  • Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with running water
  • Step 5: Dry hands with a clean cloth or single-use towel