Global Handwashing Day was originally created for children and schools,but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap.

Each year on October 15,  over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world

Handwashing with soap is the most effective & inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal & acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries.

Together, they are responsible for the majority of all child deaths. 

Global Handwashing Day, October 15

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This year, Global Handwashing Day celebrates the power that everyone has to save lives and create healthier communities through handwashing with soap. The organization behind Global Handwashing Day, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) and its partners, encourages everyone to join in the celebration and promote handwashing with soap.

The power is in your hands!

 

Handwashing with soap plays an important role in child survival and health.

WORLD WASH UP!

Clean Hands Save Lives:  Wash a Germ, Make a bubble!

 

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