Handwashing with soap is key to protecting public health and a mainstay in infection control.

However, despite the many benefits associated with this simple behavior, it is seldom properly practiced. This is why it is essential that we join together to promote handwashing with soap.

Governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, religious groups, healthcare facilities, and others can all play an influential role in handwashing promotion, both through project implementation and advocacy.