1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Importance of hand washing cannot be over-emphasized, especially in developing
nations where eating with hands is a common practice. In some developing
cultures, there is always the reluctance of hand washing before meals; and in some,
hand washing has become a culturally accepted norm. Eating with the hands was
going on for generations before anyone thought of washing their hands first. So
along the way, through technology and hygiene practices, people become educated
in the improvement of hand washing.