Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins knows how to take of her friends in her Toy Hospital, but now she’s helping young kids around the world with the World Health Organization.
WHO and Doc are here to remind their young friends about the importance of proper handwashing. Doc McStuffins along with her toys and “patients” have a public service announcement especially for kids. This will help those who watch Doc know that it is important to stay healthy and wash your hands with soap.
The announcement brought to viewers by Disney Junior features Doc McStuffins and her friends singing a very catchy song on how to “Wash Your Hands.” It is a great reminder for kids on how to properly wash your hands and for how long. Trust us, you will be singing this song the next time you scrub up.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, explains how working with Disney Junior on this important announcement can help so many families practice health and safety. He had this to say:
“Washing your hands regularly with soap and water is one of the most important and most basic steps keeping safe from COVID-19 and many other pathogens. It is also one of the most effective ways to prevent antimicrobial resistant diseases.”
Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior had this to add:
“Young children, parents, educators and health care professionals the world over know ‘Doc McStuffins’ as a role model for taking good care of oneself and others. We appreciate the opportunity to amplify that most relevant message with the World Health Organization.”
However, not everyone in the world as access to be able to wash their hands properly. In this case WHO and Disney Junior through the Hand Hygiene for All initiative, are partnering with international partners, national governments, and civil society organizations to bring more awareness to these matters.
Through Doc’s great messages of caring and compassion for her friends and “patients,” we can all learn to practice health and safety measures with our families and in our homes around the world.
Will you and your family use Doc McStuffins’s “Wash Your Hands” song in your home? Let us know in the comments!