Global Hand Washing Day – tippy tap, The Gambia, West Africa

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image © Jason Florio – on assignment for Concern Universal – the Tippy Tap hygiene project, The Gambia, West Africa


‪#‎GlobalHandwashingDay‬ – October 15th, 2015

Global Handwashing Day, celebrated every year on 15 October, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases. UNICEF Gambia

NGO, Concern Universal: Ebola, hygiene, and hand washing – image by Jason Florio

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Image © Jason Florio for Concern Universal, The Gambia and Senegal, West Africa (click image to ‘like’ CU’s FB page)


To view more of Jason Florio’s images, for CU, in West Africa, please visit their website.

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‘Off to work we go… Ebola-free Gambia, for Concern Universal

The Gambia, West Africa, paying the price for being Ebola-Free

Hello…my name is Alieu…Tippy Tap hand-washing hygiene in The Gambia


Off to work we go – photos for NGO, Concern Universal, #ebolafree Gambia, West Africa

Image © Jason Florio for Concern Universal – Tppiy Tap’


We’re looking forward to working with one of our favorite NGO’s, Concern Universal, again. Today, we’ll be shooting in Gunjur, Kartong and surrounding areas.

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 8.40.08 AM Please do check out CU’s current campaign: ‘Ebola – Urgent Appeal

We’ll share new images from today’s photo assignment later!

Thank you!

The Florios – Jason & Helen

Image © Chris Bartlett, NYC


Related Links:‘ Hello, my name is Alieu’  Tippy Tap Hygiene in The Gambia, CU

“Hello, my name is Alieu” – the Tippy Tap is in The (#ebolafree) Gambia, West Africa

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It’s great to see Jason’s images from our ‘Tippy Tap‘ assignment – we did a few months back here in The Gambia – for NGO, Concern Universal,  up on their new website. For such a simple, affordable, invention the rewards of using the Tippy Tap are tenfold for the people we met… such as Wuday and Alieu.

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Concern Universal taught Alieu and Wuday’s families about hygiene and handwashing. We taught them how to build a tippy tap and how to keep water safe to drink and use.

Since using a tippy tap, both families no longer get sick. Alieu and Wuday can go to school and their parents can work and look after their family, without needing to spend money on medicine. Alieu and Wuday, now have lots of energy to play! When their friends come to play, they tell them all about how the tippy tap stopped them getting sick. Now their friends want to start using one too!Concern Universal

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All images © Jason Florio for Concern Universal. For more press and news, please click here

As ever, thanks for stopping by

The Florios – Helen & Jason

Image © Chris Bartlett Photoville, NYC, 2013