Manileños can now use handwashing facilities and be protected against germs and viruses such as COVID-19 with two new three-faucet handwashing facilities built at Dagonoy Public Market and in Dr. M. Icasiano Health Center and Lying-in Clinic in the City.
P&G Safeguard Philippines and Manila Water Foundation (MWF) turned over the facilities earlier today through its collaboration project under the SAFE Philippines and WASH in Pandemic campaigns. These three-faucet hand hygiene facilities have a hybrid feature that allows the users to turn on the faucet in two ways—via a hand lever, and a foot pedal for a hands-free use. PWDs and children may also easily wash their hands through a lowered sink and an accessible ramp.
Apart from the facilities, 200 hygiene kits were distributed for healthcare workers, patients, market vendors and customers. Manila City Chief Administrative Officer Bobby Espiritu represented the City LGU and was joined by Market Supervisor Violeta Pido, Physician-in-Charge Dr. Melanie Mateo,
Manila Water Business Zone Manager Honey Maestre, and MWF Executive Director Reginald Andal in the inauguration event.
This SAFE Philippines and WASH in Pandemic collaboration delivers immediate access for proper handwashing to help protect more Filipinos from viruses such as the coronavirus and prepare communities for the new normal.