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Lather is the best medicine

29 November 2019

At the upgraded middle school of Nathupur, Phulwarisharif of Patna district in India, the headmaster began appealing to students to bring soaps to school as part of a new health and hygiene initiative. It was a message that was echoed by class teachers and the student leaders of the Bal Sansad health and hygiene education programme. The innovative "Soap Bank" idea, mooted by Aga Khan Foundation and Reckitt Benckiser working in sync under Swachh India campaign, caught on quickly and today there are over 200 soap banks in Bihar schools.