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Kajol: Handwashing Saves Lives


A child dies from diarrhea or pneumonia every 15 seconds. Hand washing alone could reduce diarrhea by 45 percent and pneumonia by 23 percent. Yet to many in the developing world, the link between hand washing and these life-threatening conditions is simply not known.

In this video (which was shot during UN week in New York City), Indian actress, Kajol, discusses hygiene in Indian culture, and why she is optimistic that hand washing will be adopted widely, once the message is out.

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