Soap Crayon Could Help Prevent 1.5 Million Child Deaths Annually
Did you know that hand washing can prevent the deaths of as much as 1.5 million children under five years old each year?
According to UNICEF, hand washing can prevent the deaths of as much as 1.5 million children under five years old each year. Not washing, can lead to infections causing diarrhea — the second most common cause of child deaths worldwide, according to an article on the
To help address this issue, a group of Indian industrial designers
designed the SoaPen. The soap-crayon comes in red, blue, and green. Kids can draw all over their hands, and when these come in contact with water, the drawing becomes soapy lather.
The team continued to refine their prototype, but the soap has already reached 3,000 children in less than two months.
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