top of page


Personal and food hygiene is important throughout the whole life cycle, but especially during pregnancy.
Good hygiene helps to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent healthcare-associated infections including diarrhea and the coronavirus.

Video - personal hygiene

Video - hygienic cooking

Hygiene 1.jpg

Personal hygiene

  • Frequent handwashing is an important part of personal hygiene

  • Always wash hands in clean water before preparing food and after using the toilet

Hygiene 2.png

Food hygiene

  • Wash and rinse all equipment before preparing the food

  • Scrub cutting boards, tables, etc. with soap and water after preparing foods

  • Get rid of rubbish and kitchen waste quickly

  • Cook meat, fish, and eggs until they are well done to avoid bacterial infection

  • Wash vegetables in clean water, cook for a short time to preserve vitamins and eat immediately 

  • Always wash fruits and raw vegetables in clean water before eating

Hygiene 3.png

Food storage

  • Use clean, covered containers that keep out insects

  • Store food in a cool, airy (ventilated) place

4 C's on how to keep food safe and clean:

Cool, Covered, Cleaned, and Cooked

Hygiene Indonesia.png


  1. Certa Nutritio. (2020, 1 April). GloCal Nutrition [Video]. YouTube.

  2. World Health Organization. (2002). Personal, domestic, and community hygiene. In Healthy Villages - A Guide for Communities and Community Health Workers (p. 65). World Health Organization.

  3. World Health Organization. (2009). Hand Hygiene: Why, How & When?

bottom of page