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RDRS continues the habit and the tradition Dimla, Rangpur Division, Bangladesh

Each year RDRS Bangladesh celebrate global hand washing day in its working area in northwest Bangladesh. This year with the support of KiK Textilien & Non-Food GmbH, Germany, RDRS Bangladesh give emphasis on practice level of hand washing with liquid soap of every student and their mother.  To improve the quality we have distributed hand washing materials in 262 schools in Dimla sub-district under Nilphamari District of Bangladesh. Each school receive three liquid soap with machine and 6 refill pack for continues practicing of handwashing.

Jigawa State Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Agency celebrates in northern Nigeria Jigawa, Nigeria The Jigawa State Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Agency commemorates Global Handwashing Day in Taura and Malammadori LGAS.
Grassroots Water Limited celebrated with 1,800 students in Kenya Kenya Grassroots Water Limited celebrated with 1,800 students in Kenya.
Arc Foundation celebrates with launch of Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya initiative in India Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya (SBSV) and Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) celebrated Global Handwashing Day October 17 and aimed to give children better heath and support safe school environments. The event was launched at Corporation Elementary School in Rathinapuri promoting basic hygiene awareness at 60 Schools simultaneously inclusive of all corporation elementary and middle schools simultaneously at the own school venues with our set of 200 volunteers at each spot impacting more than 9,000 young children between the age 6 – 13 years.This initiative will be undertaken in all the 82 Corporation Schools taking this forward.
Hospital Antonio Lorena hosts handwashing contest with hospital staff Cusco, Peru Hospital Antonio Lorena in Cuzco promotes washing hands through contest on October 14. Committed to the health and integrity of all citizens, the hospital Antonio Lorena promotes washing hands through a contest “clean hands save lives” with the objective to create awareness about the importance of this practice. The Office of Quality Management i organized the contest, which was addressed to all workers of the institution within the departments of obstetrics, gynecology, neonatal intensive care, emergency medicine, and external clinics. Staff from these units showed the proper procedure of washing hands, also showing the importance of this practice, which prevents many diseases and other infections.
icddr,b celebrates in Bangladesh Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh icddr,b held Global Handwashing Day on 15 October. The Environmental Interventions Unit (EIU) of the Infectious Diseases Division organized the activities. Project coordinator addressed key barriers to handwashing with soap by innovating a handwashing station and low-cost soap agent, a detergent made with powdered soap and water, which has been proved to be effective and acceptable in Bangladesh, to reduce fecal organisms from hands.
Hilton teams up with the Memphis Union Mission and Clean the World to donate soap to those in need Memphis, TN, United States In support of Global Handwashing Day, 5,300 bars of recycled soap were delivered to the Memphis Union Mission on October 13 to help save lives within the 2,000+ local homeless community. Bill Duncan, global head of Hilton’s All Suites portfolio, presented the donation as part of the Memphis-based company’s ongoing soap recycling initiative with partner Clean the World (CTW). Together with CTW, Hilton hotels have already collected over one million pounds of used soap, which have been recycled into more than four million new bars to help people in need.
Made With Hope celebrates in Tanzania Tanzania Made With Hope celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Tanzania by teaching the children at the Made With Hope orphanage on the importance of handwashing with soap. 20 children were given an interactive talk with hand-made felt hands that had nasty green blobs on to demonstrate how germs spread and where germs can be found! After the lesson had finished the hosts used a tippy tap and the newly attached soap to make sure hands were clean – each participant was then rewarded with a ‘Handwashing Monitor’ badge and certificate which was worn with pride!
Springing Hope Foundation celebrates with an online campaign and in schools Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana The Springing Hope Foundation celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Ghana by launching their campaign, Clean Hands Save Lives, a one-week online campaign to create awareness on the importance of Handwashing. This campaign used social media platforms to educate the public on the importance of handwashing, information on the data relating to child mortality, and the proper method of handwashing with soap. At the end of the one week campaign which was prior to the 15th of October, the organization conducted an online quiz to test participants on the knowledge imparted. In addition, they conducted lecture and demonstration exercise on the 14th of October at a primary school in Accra, which was comprised of 4 volunteers and 60 participants. They also had the opportunity to demonstrate and pledged to transfer what they had learnt to friends and family members as well as adopting hand washing as a habit.
SEPRO partners with local schools, organizations, and the government to celebrate Global Handwashing Day Homa Bay, Homa Bay County, Kenya On October 15, SEPRO Volunteers Youth Group celebrated Global Handwashing Day with schoolchildren in Homa Bay County on Mfangano Island. The school administration mobilized students and their parents and materials were provided by Population Service Kenya. The Ministry of Public health participated by conducting handwashing demonstrations and SEPRO donating handwashing kits for the event. Games on handwashing with soap were held at the end of the event.
ABAAPCAM Engineering Limited educates staff on handwashing in Cameroon Akomnyada II, Cameroon 55 staff workers, and subcontrators of ABAAPCAM and ECC were educated on the significance of handwashing with soap and how to prevent infections through proper handwashing practices.
Velammal NewGen Park Schools celebrates Global Handwashing Day with health sector partners Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Value Education Team of Velammal NewGen Park Schools, Chennai commemorated Global Handwashing Day on 14th and 15th October 2016 with guests from the health sector to conduct handwashing demonstrations, awareness campaigns, performances , outreach to government school students. Awareness was created among 28,399 students and soap was distributed to all celebrants.
Suryaa Hotel teams up with local NGO to educate underprivileged youth New Delhi, Delhi, India The Suryaa, a five-star hotel, in New Delhi celebrated global hand washing day with NGO Save Children. 120 children between the ages of 6 and 12 were taught the seven steps handwashing, shown videos on the importance of handwashing, and each child received soap. Handwashing poster and coloring competitions were also conducted. At the end, all children pledged to clean their hands by putting painted hand prints of clean hands on a sheet.
Mariatu's Hope celebrates handwashing in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Mariatu’s Hope celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Sierra Leone with a handwashing demonstration in the local market and a parade throughout town with local youths.
Faith Community Nurse Ministry in Pakistan celebrates with Sunday school children in Pakistan Pakistan Faith Community Nurse Ministry in Pakistan created awareness on handwashing in different areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, but also across the Pakistan. In September, 60 Sunday school children of Emmanuel church were trained and given one soapbar with hand towels and posters donated by Henry the Hand Foundation. On October 15, the FCNM arranged a handwashing demonstration at Calvary Pentecostal Assembly Church of Pakistan in Rawalpindi instructing 65 children.
Kenya Connect celebrates with schools in Wamunyu Wamunyu, Machakos County, Kenya On October 14, Kenya Connect celebrated with schools in Wamunyu.
Daniel Iroegbu Global Health Foundation celebrates with WSSCC, UNICEF, and others Enugu, Nigeria The Daniel Iroegbu Global Health Foundation in Nigeria celebrated Global Handwashing Day with school-based handwashing and sanitation behavioural change mobilization activities; The program was organized in different school with over 30,000 students participants. The Foundation partnered with WSSCC, UNICEF, Bulger Family Hygiene and Ministry of Education Enugu State to organize the event. Key specific activities: 1. Handwashing demonstrations 2. Infections reduction through handwashing demonstration. 3. Interactive and discussion session 4. Life skill building such: communication, decision making, leadership and public speaking. 5. Behavioural change promotion.
CES Canada celebrates in western Kenya Kakamega, Kakamega County, Kenya Community Education Services (CES) Canada celebrated Global Handwashing Day at Kimang'eti Girls High School at Malava Sub-County Kakamega County in western Kenya. This celebrated brought together 700 celebrants, including CES Kenya Alumnus; CES Students from Kakamega Muslim SS, Shieywe SS, and other schools; community members, parent councils, and the CES Kenya Directors. During the event CES demonstrated proper handwashing techniques to the community members and promoted awareness on the benefits of handwashing with soap and hygiene to prevent diseases.
ACF Indonesia brings a community together to celebrate handwashing Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia On October 14, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) Indonesia celebrated the Global Handwashing Day in Kupang District, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province with local & central governments, community leaders, NGOs, and school students. The activities included speeches, songs, dances and demonstration of handwashing with soap by 750 school students from the area.
Medair Madagascar celebrated in Mananara and Maroantsetra Mananara Avaratra, Toamasina Province, Madagascar Medair Madagascar celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Mananara and Maroantsetra this year. Activities included games, carnival, and handwashing demonstration amongst students, teachers, village volunteers, the Mananara Mayor, and other local officials. The day ended with a lunch with the Tangalamena, the local ethnic leaders.
WASH Health Investment in Ghana's Upper West Region Nadowli, Upper West Region, Ghana WASH Health Investment celebrated the Nadowli Market Square in Nadowli in the Upper West Region (UWR) of Ghana. Among those present were UNICEF Ghana, local government representatives, partner organizations, schools, and community groups
Hospital Antonio Lorenain Peru hosts a handwashing contest Santiago de Surco, Peru Hospital Antonio Lorenain Peru held a handwashing contest on Global Handwashing Day.
Progressive Youth Alliance celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2016 with primary schools in Lagos Lagos, Nigeria Progressive Youth Alliance celebrated the Global Handwashing Day 2016 with four primary schools in Ebute-Metta in Lagos.
Rotary Club of Chandrapur celebrates with seven schools Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India Rotary Club of Chandrapur celebrated Global Handwashing Day in seven schools, benefiting 4,000 students. Rotary Club also organized seminars on personal health and hygeine, demonstrated the steps of handwashing, and discussed the key times to wash hands.
ProSwiftCare celebrates with schoolchildren in Lagos! Lagos, Nigeria ProSwiftCare celebrated Global Handwashing Day with an event in Ajeromi-Ifelodun in Lagos, where the organization brought together 300 students and teachers from 48 different primary schools, promoting handwashing habits and explaining the benefits of handwashing with soap. During this event, students participated in a quiz on handwashing, which was followed by a group handwashing activity, where all the teachers and students washed their hands. Teachers were given handwash bottles and hand sanitizers to encourage proper hygiene in their schools.
ProSwiftCare celebrates with 4th Graders in Los Angeles! Los Angeles, CA, United States On October 14, ProSwiftCare celebrated Global Handwashing Day with Short Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA. ProSwiftCare prepared an informative, interactive, and fun 30-minute presentation for the 4th grade class to teach them the importance of handwashing. We taught 35 students the 7 steps of proper handwashing. We then asked the students questions to ensure they were paying attention. To close the Global Handwashing celebration, we had a coloring/numbering steps activity sheet for the students to do where the students colored images depicting steps for proper handwashing. Two students were awarded winners, and were giving a Handwashing Activity Book. ProSwiftCare made every student a winner by presenting them with goody bags, which included: 1 sharpener, 1 box of crayons, 2 hand sanitizers, and a Global Handwashing Day t-shirt
HDP Pakistan teaches schoolchildren about handwashing in Swabi Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Human Development Programme of Pakistan celebrated Global Handwashing day on October 15 at the Basic Education Community School in Swabi, educating 40 teachers and students on proper handwashing behavior to make handwashing a habit at school.
SATRA reaches over 36,000 people during a five-day celebration Assam, India SATRA held a week-long celebration from October 15th to 23rd October in 49 villages of Darrang District in Assam, India. The activities conducted included awareness campaigns, handwashing demonstrations, "street plays" in multiple local languages, and group handwashing sessions in schools and communities. These events directly affected 18,769 students and 4,373 community members. An additional 12,932 individuals were reached by reached through rallies and poster activities n the community.
Nakuru County residents makes handwashing a habit Nakuru, Nakuru County, Kenya Global Handwashing Day was celebrated in seven primary schools in Hyrax. More than 2,800 school pupils, 500 community members, 40 teachers and 100 guests gathered to celebrate the event themed “Make Handwashing a Habit.” The event was planned by the Department of Health of Nakuru County and in partnership with partner NGOs, including Practical Action, Amref Health Africa, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), World Vision, Sanivation, etc.
Youth Welfare Community celebrates in schools across Peshawar Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan The Youth Welfare Community (WYC) celebrated Global Handwashing Day in several schools across Peshawar in Pakistan. YWC created awareness among schoolchildren on how to properly wash hands and protect themselves from different germs. At the end of the celebrations, WYC distributed soap to students and teachers.
University of Lleida supports handwashing with soap Lleida, Spain University of Lleida in Spain created awareness about the importance of hand hygiene among students, teachers, and university staff, who were informed through posters distributed in schools in various campus with information on why handwashing.
Sepuhua district municipality promotes handwashing awareness Sepahua District, Peru The District Municipality of Sepahua in Peru held demonstrative handwashing sessions with 300 people, as well as a handwashing competition in educational institutions of the NPP Bufeo Pozo with 100 students and distributions of handwashing kits to 740 families in ten indigenous communities and eight villages tin Sepahua.
OICI and Ghana Education Service engages 31 schools in Ghana Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana Opportunities Industrialization Centres International (OICI) and Ghana Education Service targeted 7,000 school children to wash their hands with soap.
Pano Verschluss GmbH promotes handwashing with soap Itzehoe, Germany Pano Verschluss GmbH published and distributed handwashing information, a short film, one-page-lesson for hand-washing, which distribute and install them in all toilets.
UNICEF Uzbekistan celebrates with 10,000 schoolchildren Uzbekistan UNICEF Uzbekistan celebrated with campaign to promote the practice of handwashing with soap aiming to reach about 10,000 schoolchildren, caregivers and school adm
UNICEF South Sudan celebrated Global Handwashing Day in all schools throughout South Sudan Juba, Central Equatoria, South Sudan UNICEF South Sudan celebrated Global Handwashing Day in all schools throughout South Sudan by having pupils wash hands with soap and clean water and school head/teachers emphasizing on the importance of washing hands to prevent diseases. The main event took place in Juba with more than 4,500 children and 500 adults from WASH partners, donors, teachers & PTA organizations. Activities included drama, songs, poetry, debate, news reading, speeches and dances on the the importance of handwashing. Ongoing activities include social media campaign, radio talk shows, radio spots, and a handwashing video which will be aired on local TV stations and shared on UNICEF South Sudan social media channels. The localized theme for South Sudan is ‘Handwashing with soap keeps Cholera away from you and your family,’ as the country is grappling with a Cholera outbreak.
Beyond Ebola Making Handwashing a Habit in Liberia Liberia The Liberia Youth WASH Coalition brought together over 300 students together in West Point one of Liberia's Ebola affected Communities and slum. The event inspired, educated, and engaged students, especially children, to make handwashing a habit.
GMERS Medical College celebrates in India Vadodara, Gujarat, India The Department of Community Medicine at GMERS Medical College celebrated in two schools of Vaododara city covering about 300 children. Planned activities included demonstration and practice of proper handwashing techniques to school children, poster competitions, health talks on handwashing and benefits.
New Millennium Foundation organized events at public schools Enugu, Nigeria New Millennium Foundation in Enugu Nigeria organized a handwashing event with four public primary schools on the importance of handwashing with soap and donated tap buckets soaps and bowls to the schools.
Betram (Pty) Ltd celebrates Global Handwashing Day Mmakaunyane, North West, South Africa Betram (Pty) Ltd of South Africa launched the Health and Hygiene Centre in Mmakaunyane in the North West Province and reached 118 households with 100 children.
Aid Organization in Bangladesh increases knowledge and practice of handwashing Bangladesh Aid Organization in Bangladesh increases knowledge and practice of handwashing.
Pemex celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Mexico Mexico City, Mexico Pemex celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 14 in Mexico.
Sadbhavna Medical and Heart Institute educates on the importance of handwashing with soap Patiala, Punjab, India Sadbhavna Medical and Heart Institute, Patiala, educated all persons visiting the hospital and staff on the importance of handwashing with soap.
UNICEF Guinea celebrated in 1401 villages Guinea UNICEF Guinea celebrated in 1401 villages in Boké, de Faranah et de N’Zérékoré. They mobilized toolkits, distributed communications tools, and other activities in these villages. At least 724,677 persons will have been reached with Global Handwashing Day messages.
Banyan Tree Macau held sessions on the importance of handwashing and what is the proper way of handwashing Macau Banyan Tree Macau celebrated on October 14 with 6 sessions on the importance of handwashing and what is the proper way of handwashing, and gave away hand sanitizers from our sponsor Ecolab.
Shama Development Organization celebrates at schools in Pakistan Pakistan Shama Development Organization (SDO) celebrated Global Handwashing Day in two schools, Forward Kahuta and Rawalakot AJK Pakistan, reaching 400 students, teachers and staff during events. The event consisted of speeches and washing hands with soap.
Sustainable Water & Sanitation in Kenya raises awareness of handwashing with soap Kenya Sustainable Water & Sanitation in Kenya raised awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap by reprinting the Global Handwashing Day 2016 advocacy in the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene magazine.
Save the Children Vietnam celebrates in Hai Phong city for around 1500 students Hải Phòng, Haiphong, Vietnam Save the Children Vietnam celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Hai Phong city for around 1500 students coming from 3 primary schools. Participating in the event, students had opportunity to learn about the importance of hand washing through interactive questions, and performances. Then, they took turn to wash their hand with clean water and soups.
UNICEF Papua New Guinea celebrates with 3,000 students Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea About 3,000 students at Coronation Primary School in Port Moresby participated in the Global Handwashing Day, which was hosted by UNICEF. Hundreds of students in Eastern Highlands province participated in Observing Global Hand washing day. Children participated in building innovative tippy taps, designing posters and messages. Key messages on hand washing with soap was best promoted by local popular Comedians who performed hilarious comedy with a message – Wash Your Hands to Stay Healthy. Hand washing Songs, Jingles and Animation were also broadcast.
Much ado about handwashing in Burkina Faso Gnagna, Est Region, Burkina Faso IRC Burkina Faso celebrated celebrated on October 18 in Gnagna Province.
Tata Motors of India celebrates Global Handwashing Day Pune, Maharashtra, India Tata Motors Ltd., based in India, celebrated Global Handwashing Day across Pimpri-Chinchwad City of Pune with a unique multi-partner collaboration. The major stakeholders coming together are Pimpri-Chinchwad City municipal corporation 131 schools, Integrated Child Development Services, 200 anganwadi centers, Annamrita - Mid Day Meal initiate, Sakal Media Group and Tata Motors, Pimpri. The Event targets 70,000 children from age group 3 to 15 years from community child centers to secondary schools spreading a message making hand washing a habit. The Main event will be hosted at Bhosari, Pimpri Chinchwad where 2000 children will wash their hands together. There will be hand-wash stations constructed to spread awareness on infrastructure. The entire drive will be volunteered by 400 plus volunteers across city to spread awareness, demonstrate steps of handwashing.
Al Nasha'a School in UAE teaches proper handwashing to students Al Tawia - Al Ain - United Arab Emirates The Al Nasha'a al Saleh School in the United Arab Emirates created awareness on why and how to properly wash hand via classroom visits, the morning assembly, and posters.
UNICEF and Government of Sri Lanka celebrates Global Handwashing Day in every school Sri Lanka With the support of the Ministry of Education, UNICEF Sri Lanka organized the Global Handwashing Day celebration 2016 in all schools of Sri Lanka, covering 1.5 million primary and secondary students.
IRC promotes handwashing with online quiz Netherlands IRC has compiled an online quiz on handwashing, which everyone can take here: http://www.ircwash.org/news/15-october-global-handwashing-day-take-quiz
Tata-Dhan Academy teaches 120 students and villagers to properly wash hands Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India Tata-Dhan Academy teaches 120 students and villagers to properly wash hands
International Aid celebrates October 15 with Global Handwashing Day song! United States International Aid produced a song and a fun music video called Wash Your Hands to celebrate Global Handwashing Day. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbxIAYUE4fw.
CWFD celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Bangladesh Bangladesh CWFD celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Bangladesh.
HELP Foundation celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Rajanpur, Pakistan Rajanpur, Punjab, Pakistan HELP Foundation in Pakistan partnered with Oxfam Novib & Sida in Rajanpur District to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day on October 15 in Rajanpur using the theme of "Make Handwashing a Habit!". The event created awareness on the importance of handwashing as a habit. 500 participants learned about handwashing through recitation handwashing demonstrations, toilet construction and hand pump installation, speech competitions, a drawing competition, and soap distributions.
Emeralds Missions teaches handwashing to students in Lagos Ipaja, Agege, Lagos, Nigeria Emeralds Missions in Nigeria celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a handwashing talk and demonstration in three different schools on the 13th and 14th of October. The aim was to teach and encourage young children to make hand washing a habit. The first talk was at Royal international school, Baruwa Lagos. There were 32 boys and girls in attendance from year one to year five and seven teachers. The second was at Royalty path school in Ipaja, Lagos state with 49 pupils in attendance and 6 teachers while the third was at Watered garden school in Baruwa with 47 pupils and 10 teachers in attendance. The talk and demonstration was hands-on and filled with fun to make the children enjoy the training and remember the salient points. Two children in each school were asked to demonstrate proper hand washing to their peers. The pupils were taught a song to remind them on proper hand washing and to also ensure that they wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. The pupils were told to spread the message to their friends and families. The pupils were given a picture on hand washing to color and to remind them to wash their hands always.
Diani Belle Maison teaches 2500 schoolchildren to wash hands in Mombasa, Kenya Mombasa, Mombasa County, Kenya Diani Belle Maison Ltd in Kenya created impact with a 21 day awareness campaign in Kwale County Mombasa at five different public primary schools. Belle merchants' and volunteers organized handwashing lessons with 2500 children on October 15 at Mkwakwani primary school in Ukunda Diani south coast. Among activities were chant of the handwashing pledge on the why, when, and how to wash hands.
Giridhar Eye Institute and Inner Wheel of Cochin reach 1300 with handwashing promotion Cochin, Kerala, India Giridhar Eye Institute in India, along with Inner Wheel of Cochin, conducted handwashing awareness campaign in various schools in the city of Cochin and taught the children the importance of handwashing and the steps.
150 Students Wash Their Hands India TK Trust Public School hosted a Global Handwashing Day event and 150 students washed their hands.
High 5 for Handwashing in Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Unilever, Gauteng MEC of Education and representatives from UNICEF celebrated the life-saving habit of handwashing with learners and their parents from M.C. Weiler Primary School in Alexandra township, Johannesburg.
Grampari Celebration in Vaigaon School District Satara, Maharashtra, India The event included 200 students from 8 schools.
CureAid Celebration in Ghana Ghana CureAid hosted a treasure hunt in a school. 312 students and staff were reached.
Pure Water for the World Celebration in Haiti Haiti Pure Water for the World celebrated Global Handwashing Day this year at Ecole Nationale de Modelle.
PIEDAR celebrates Global Handwashing Day with thousands of students in Islamabad and Rawalpindi Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Pakistan Institute For Environment Development Action Research (PIEDAR) organized group handwashing events in sixteen schools in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. 1,558 students and one hundred and 25 teachers washed their hands before lunch.They took part in the week long "make handwashing a habit" activities which included poster and poetry competitions.
WatSan Cell, LG, and RDD Khyber Pakhtunkhwa collaborate to Celebrate Global Handwashing Day in Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan WatSan Cell, LG, and RDD Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan, in collaboration WASH Cluster KP/FATA and Unilever Pakistan Ltd, celebrated Global Handwashing Day from the 14th to 20th October to promote hand washing with soap across the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The activities aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the importance of handwashing with soap.
Project Sunshine impacts 10,000 people during five day Global Handwashing celebration Mombasa, Mombasa County, Kenya Project Sunshine celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Kenya from October 10 to October 15 with both hospital and school based programming in Mombasa, Likoni and Mariakani, Kenya. The programs provided recreational and educational hand washing activities to over 10,000 children and family members.
Munchkinos Childminding teaches how to have fun while washing hands Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom Munchkinos Childminding, located in Wales, celebrated by making new posters to put in their bathrooms and taught each other how to properly wash hands with the soap.
The Free Waterborn Diseases Society and Kazana Cultural Group in Kenya targeted 150 children on Global Handwashing Day to educate about the use of tippy taps Kenya The Free Waterborn Diseases Society and Kazana Cultural Group in Kenya targeted 150 children on Global Handwashing Day to educate about the use of tippy taps and created taps using local materials.
The Government of Afghanistan teams up with UNICEF to reach 5 million people in Kabul for Global Handwashing Day Kabul, Afghanistan The Afghan Ministries of Public Health and Education in collaboration with UNICEF celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Kabul with huge participation of school students, teachers, school management committee members, government officials, and other community stakeholders at one of Kabul’s most-well known schools. More than 1,000,000 students and 4,000,000 people were reached by the message via various sources and mechanisms.
Bradley Corp increases impact of Global Handwashing Day through social media news release and annual event Wisconsin, United States Bradley Corp's news release distributed via PR Newswire on October 14th aimed to remind all people that developing a regular habit of handwashing with soap is the most basic and efficient way to counteract illnesses and diseases. Their annual event underscores how the simple act of washing hands can improve our health and well-being.
Hospital H Más Querétaro celebrates Global Handwashing Day reaching more than 350 staff, patients, and visitors to wash their hands Querétaro, Mexico Hospital H Más Querétaro celebrates Global Handwashing Day by encouraging the habit of handwashing in their employees, patients, visitors and suppliers, in order to raise awareness of the risks and benefits of following this practice. A dynamic handwashing program was held where 350 employees, visitors, and others in the hospital to promote hygienic care both in the hospital and at home.
GOAL celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Syria Idleb, Idlib Governorate, Syria GOAL, an international health organization headquartered in Ireland, celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 16 to raise awareness about the handwahing importance in decrease the illnesses in Amoud, Darkosh, and Idleb (Amoud primary school) in Syrica. Hygiene teams were organized and conducted various activities, including contests for the kids, presentations on the importance of handwashing to stay clean and healthy, and songs intended to urge children to wash their hands in the right way and time.
Laka Youth Development Association teams up with private sector partners, advocacy centre, and local state government agencies to educate students in Adamawa, Nigeria Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria Laka Youth Development Association, based in Adamawa State in Nigeria, promoted the culture of handwashing to enhance adequate hygiene among 50 school children at Luggere Primary School. For this event, the association collaborated with PZ Cussons, the Adamawa State Ministry of Health, The Adamawa State Ministry of Water Resources, and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre in Yola.
Ritz Carlton educates staff on hand hygiene for Global Handwashing Day in Qatar Doha, Qatar The Ritz Carlton in Doha created awareness about the effective handwashing and the importance of making handwashing a habit to its staff. The company called the employees during the lunch time and use the glowgerm solution UV light technique for the awareness. 90 employees participated and after the demonstration everyone realized the importance of effective handwashing with soap.
Islamic Relief Ethiopia celebrated Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing habits Ethiopia Islamic Relief Ethiopia celebrated Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing habits.
Christ Ambassadors Mission team in Kenya celebrated Global Handwashing Day Narok, Narok County, Kenya Christ Ambassadors Mission team in Kenya celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Narok County with approximately 400 children and 20 adults
Oxfam celebrated Global Handwashing Day 2016 in Chad Chad Oxfam celebrated Global Handwashing Day 2016 in Chad
Agape Foundation educations handwashing practices at IDP camps and on Facebook Jos, Plateau, Nigeria Agape Humanitarian Aid Foundation in Jos, Nigeria held a hand wash promotion event in an displaced persons camp in Bukuru amongst children and their caregivers, reaching 120 and 30, respectively. Agape discussed hygiene and the effects of handwashing on wellbeing. In addition the foundation donated soap and bath gels after a handwashing demonstration to the camp. On Facebook, the foundation posted handwashing messages targeting its network of 500 volunteers.
Trace Health Consultancy celebrated Global Handwashing Day with social media messaging to increase awareness on handwashing with soap Kenya Trace Health Consultancy, based in Kenya, celebrated Global Handwashing Day using its facebook page promote handwashing with soap to create awareness on handwashing techniques at critical times in order to prevent disease.
Foundation for Health & Development in Nigeria celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Anambra State schools Nnewi, Anambra, Nigeria Foundation for Health & Development in Nigeria (FHDN) celebrated Global Handwashing day at Odida Central School Nnewichi, Nnewi, Anambra State. The program was organized and sponsored by FHDN. 150 primary school pupils and 4 teachers participated. FHDN taught the primary school pupils the importance of regular Hand washing, the occasions for hand washing and the 11 steps of proper handwashing. After the teaching and demonstration, the pupils lined up and practiced the proper handwashing as taught. FHDN also donated tapped buckets, liquid soap, disposable serviettes for drying hand after handwashing and laminated print outs of the 11 steps of proper handwashing, which were pasted at locations of handwashing as a reinforcement of the message.
Caritas-Pakistan in Karachi teaches children to become community hygiene educators on Global Handwashing Day Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan For Global Handwashing Day, Caritas-Pakistan in Karachi under the WASH project formed a group of health and hygiene promoters comprised of 14 children. The child promoters taught other children in the fishing community of Soomar Village in Karachi to promote good hygiene practices to prevent diseases and promote positive attitude towards good health practices. Training certificates and hygiene kits were also distributed among the health and hygiene promoters.
MEDVAN celebrates Global Handwashing Day with UNICEF and District Swachha Bhartah Mission at school in Sangareddy India Sangareddy, Telangana, India Medak District Voluntary Agencies Network (MEDVAN) of India celebrated Global Handwashing Day, with the support of UNICEF, in collaboration with District Swachha Bhartah Mission in Sangareddy. The celebrated was held at Government High School Pothireddy Pally in Sangareddy Mandal. 500 students took part this event, with topics on sanitation. Materials were distributed to school management.
St. Judes Alumni Education & Welfare Association celebrates with students in Kalyan Kalyan, Maharashtra, India St. Judes Alumni Education & Welfare Association of India celebrated Global Handwashing Day with 1,550 students and adults through events supported by UNICEF. The event promoted a handwashing demonstration in Kalyan, where handwashing posters and soaps were distributed.
Inner Wheel Club of Chandrapur celebrates Global Handwashing Day by teaching students at Zilla Parishad School Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Inner Wheel Club of Chandrapur celebrated Global Handwashing Day at Zilla Parishad School, Lakhmapur, teaching 75 children the importance of clean hands and how to wash them. They also provided children with nailcutters In to keep their hands and nails germs-free.
Hyatt Andaz Aerocity celebrates Global Handwashing Day in India Deli, India Hyatt Andaz Aerocity in Delhi conducted training sessions and quizzes on handwashing with soap for the staff.
Fortis Escort Hospital in India celebrates Global Handwashing Day educating schoolchildren and facility staff Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Fortis Escort Hospital in Jaipur, India, celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 15 with school children (150 student & 15 teachers) in the morning and hospital staff (80 staff) in the afternoon, conducting activities, such as poster competition, quizzes, and handwashing demonstration.
Local district government celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Kovur, India with school children. Kovur, Andhra Pradesh, India The government district administration of Nellore celebrated Global Handwashing Day in collaboration the district collector and magistrate, chief executive officer, the health department, district education office to educate students from ZP High School in Kovur, India.
Child Voice brings Global Handwashing Day to Tamil Nadu, India Tamil Nadu, India Child Voice of Tamil Nadu in India hosted Global Handwashing Day celebrations in two villages, as a part of this program, where they explained the importance of handwashing, taught the steps for handwash demonstrated among children, and conducted a signature campaign witht more than 175 signature. More than 135 children were participated and benefited in this program. On another side, nearly 30 mothers and 12 teachers were educated through this program.
The POC-HICC hosts hospital wide program Quezon City, NCR, Philippines The POC-HICC celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 14 by disseminating information about the importance of handwashing and demonstrating proper handwashing in various health units and departments of the hospital, which educated more than 100 participants in Quezon City.
Centre for Environment Education and UNICEF India educates students on the importance of handwashing with soap in Karnataka State Karnataka, India The Centre for Environment Education and UNICEF in India collaborated by celebrating Global Handwashing Day in collaboration with the MD and RDPR departments in 30 districts of Karnataka State, reaching 36,250,379 students in 49,837 schools. The Student Development Committee members at the Centre promoted fellow students the awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap.
Al Areen Hotel in Bahrain educates staff on the importance of hand hygiene on Global Handwashing Day Bahrain Al Areen Palace and Spa Hotel, located in Bahrain, hosted a Global Handwashing Day event by educating 280 employees on the importance of hand hygiene in the work place. The event organizers led the participants to wash their hands prior to lunch.
The National Dental College & Hospital in Derabassi celebrates Global Handwashing Day at the community-level in Punjab State, India Punjab, India The National Dental College & Hospital in Derabassi, Punjab State is organizing an awareness lecture on importance and ways to maintain hand hygiene for undergraduate dental students on October 14th. In addition, a community-level awareness activity is planned in a village and school on 15th October and 18th October, respectively.
Faculty and students of Hochschule Hannover celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Germany Hanover, Germany Faculty at Hochschule Hannover as well as undergraduate students of Medical Information Management have organized this Global Handwashing Day event. They will present posters and distribute pamphlets containing key handwashing information. The group will talk to people as them to wash their hand before they eat, explain the reasons, and also have plan for giving small gift. They expect to have 500 people participate.
San Francisco Hospital of Rio Pedras celebrates Global Handwashing Day by educating patients and their families on handwashing with soap Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico The San Francisco Hospital of Rio Pedras of Puerto Rico will educate 50 participants by delivering literature and information to patients and their families in the treatment unit.
ARFA and the University of Cabo Verde educate students on the importance of handwashing with soap Cape Verde The Agency for Regulation and Supervision of Pharmaceutical and Food (ARFA) will participate in a conference on the Global Handwashing Day at the University of Cabo Verde. Students will receive important information about handwashing with soap, the benefits, and advantages of doing so.
UNICEF and the Government of the DRC launch country-wide campaign Democratic Republic of the Congo UNICEF celebrated with government and partners, conducting school programs, national events, media programs, and events in all provinces.
UNICEF celebrates with the government of Laos on Global Handwashing Day in Saravane Pronice Saravane, Salavan Province, Laos UNICEF is supporting the Lao PDR Ministry of Education and Sports to celebrate the Global Handwashing Day in Saravane province. In Saravane the Provincial Vice Governor will join the celebration. On the same day, the celebration will also take place in 100 schools implementing Hygiene Action Led by Pupils in Schools supported by UNICEF in Saravane province. Furthermore, the Ministry of Education is sending out a notice to all Provincial Education Departments to inform schools to celebrate Global Handwashing Day using their own available resources. In addition to the celebration of this important global event, UNICEF will be organizing a symbolic handover ceremony of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities supported by the Government of Australia through UNICEF in 15 provinces. The handover represents the great achievement of the joint effort so far in supporting the WASH in School Programme in Lao PDR, reaching 527 primary schools in 15 provinces.
UNICEF celebrates with the government of Laos on Global Handwashing Day in Vientiane Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos UNICEF is supporting the Lao PDR Ministry of Education and Sports to celebrate the Global Handwashing Day in the capital of Vientiane. Joining in the celebration in is the Vice Minister of Education and Sports, the Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR, and UNICEF Rep Ms. Hongwei Gao. Activities include group handwashing, cultural performances and handwashing games. Furthermore, the Ministry of Education is sending out a notice to all Provincial Education Departments to inform schools to celebrate Global Handwashing Day using their own available resources. In addition to the celebration of this important global event, UNICEF will be organizing a symbolic handover ceremony of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities supported by the Government of Australia through UNICEF in 15 provinces. The handover represents the great achievement of the joint effort so far in supporting the WASH in School Programme in Lao PDR, reaching 527 primary schools in 15 provinces.
Village Water to celebrate Global Handwashing Day to raise funds for work in Zambia Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Village Water are holding a special fundraising quiz to support its work in rural Zambia. There will be a special round on handwashing to help raise awareness of its importance. The quiz is taking place in Shrewsbury, UK with around 80 people in attendance.
Ngecha Boys & Girls Foundation teaches children the importance of handwashing on Global Handwashing Day Ngecha Road, Nairobi, Kenya Ngecha Boys & Girls Foundation in Kenya will teach the kids how to wash the hands after going to the toilets and other activities. The foundation has 26 members and after the session they will visit a nearby nursery school to teach handwashing.
Dig Deep celebrating Global Handwashing Day with the local government in schools Bomet, Bomet County, Kenya Dig Deep is an NGO based in Kenya that provides schools and communities with access to water, sanitation, and hygiene training. This year, Dig Deep is attending an event hosted by the Bomet County Government to celebrate Global Handwashing Day. The event will take place at Tuiyotich School in Bomet County and around 800 people will be attending.
Nkoranza North District Assembly celebrates Global Handwashing Day with WASH clubs in schools in Ghana Nkoranza, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana Nkoranza North Environmental Health Unit with WASH Clubs from various Schools (Busunya Anglican Schools; Primary and JHS, Busunya SDA; Primary and JHS, Busunya R.C JHS, Fiema Anglican JHS and finally, Fiema Savior JHS) celebrated Global Handwashing Day 2016 on October 14. This celebration was the first in Nkoranza North
University of Southampton launches Germ Defense website and promotes nationwide media campaign to celebrate Global Handwashing Day Southampton, United Kingdom University of Southampton is launching its Germ Defence handwashing website to coincide with Global Handwashing Day. The website has previously been through a randomised controlled trial of over 20,000 people in the UK. Results demonstrated that people who used the website increased the amount they washed their hands; reduced cold, flu, and stomach bug illnesses; and people were ill for a shorter time period and had fewer illnesses. The University of Southampton is working with health support groups whose members will benefit from added protection against these infectious and are expecting national media coverage.
BRF educates and trains food handlers on hand hygiene for Global Handwashing Day in Abu Dhabi, UAE Khalifa Industrial Zone - Al Samha - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates BRF in Abu Dhabi is planning to hold awareness trainings and activities to promote hand hygiene among food handlers during on Global Handwashing Day.
Muhammadiyah Klaten celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Indonesia Klaten, Klaten Regency, Central Java, Indonesia Education Profession Nurses at Muhammadiyah Klaten began implementing its Global Handwashing Day campaign with health education and training on proper handwashing in September and early October. Upcoming activities will include healthy a "fun" walk around the village, hand washing competitions, and entertainment on October 23.
Association Lamessain celebrates Global Handwashing Day with families in Zio, Togo Zio, Maritime Region, Togo Association Lamessain will hold a Global Handwashing Day celebration with an education campaign on October 15. Using the theme "Make handwashing a habit" at Wli village in the Zio municipality, the celebration will inform 500 children and adults.
The Console Mission celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Lalitpur, Nepal Lalitpur, Central Development Region, Nepal On October 10 and 14, Console Mission (Dilasha Aviyan) conducted a training for the volunteers who would be carrying out activities in various communities. There were 46 total promoters, including organization’s associates and management team. Activities included pamphlets distribution, handwashing demonstration, commitment making to promote handwashing as a habit, questionnaires, role playing games and instruction, and hand hygiene instruction. Then on October 21st, post-event program was organized where the volunteers shared their experiences and told that they will apply what they had learned in their life, teach to their family and their respective communities.
The Tayum Rural Health Unit and the Department of Health celebrates Global Handwashing Day on October 14 Tayuman, Manila, NCR, Philippines The Tayum Rural Health Unit and the Department of Health will conduct health education on proper hand washing among pupils and teachers of Basbasa Elementary School on October 14.
Swiss organization ADED celebrates Global Handwashing Day with mass promotion campaign Switzerland Swiss-based aid organized, ADED, will be celebrating Global Handwashing Day with the launch of it’s “Year of The Drop” Campaign to begin on October 15 via mass promotion through internet and social networks. For more information, visit: www.aded-suisse.org.
icddr,b celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Bangladesh Bangladesh The WASH team at icddr,b arranged a handwashing day celebration on October 10 with schoolchildren, which the communication team will promote on October 15. The event was held this morning because 11 and 12 October are national holidays in Bangladesh, since the event target schoolchildren.
Chantiers jeunes/Réseau Glégbenu celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Benin Benin Chantiers jeunes/Réseau Glégbenu in Benin will celebrate Global Handwashing Day by establishing and promoting habits among target audiences, educating schoolchildren and their caregivers on handwashing and ensure behavior change, install 50 handwashing devices at schools, and demonstrate improved handwashing with soap practices. These activities will be launched during a ceremony with different project actors and stakeholders, followed by awareness Sessions that bring together the leaders of CSOs, healthworkers, teachers, mothers of children under the age of five, and caregivers of young school children. The events will include posters, t-shirt give-aways, games, and a televised discussion of hand hygiene on Benin's national televised news station, ORTB.
Department of Education of Maguindanao will host a Global Handwashing Day celebration in all schools in the Maguindanao II in the Philippines Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines The Philippines Department of Education Maguindanao will host a Global Handwashing Day celebration in all schools in the Maguindanao II Division on October 19. During the schools' flag ceremony, the school nurses will provide lecture on the importance of handwashing with soap to prevent diseases. This will be followed with handwashing by students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders. This division wide celebration anticipates Global Handwashing Day to be participated by 95,000 people.
RestOven educates food handlers on improved food hygiene practices in Venezuela for Global Handwashing Day Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela RestOven in Caracas, Venezuela will organize a Global Handwashing Day celebration by educating more fifty employees to wash hands before and during food handling, and encourage good handwashing and food hygiene practices.
PIVJET celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Cameroon Mbalmayo, Centre, Cameroon Pole d'Initiatives Vertes pour la Jeunesse, Environnement et la Transparence (PIVJET) celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 14 and 15 in Mbalmayo city, Cameroon and reached over 5,000 individuals. 1,250 students and teachers were educated through school program with an additional 150 boys and schools through a community campaign. Approximately 1,750 individuals were sensitized through social media and radio emissions.
Aromas y Colores celebrates Global Handwashing Day with student group in Villa Allende, Argentina Villa Allende, Cordoba, Argentina Aromas y Colores is working with a student group at the ITyOPAS high school in Villa Allende in Cordoba, Argentina on its project called "Soap, an opportunity to start a journey to health", teaching students how to make and sell soap, and the importance of using soap. Students learn how to create solid soap, liquid soap, and perfumed soap. This group will host a presentation on October 17, in which students will display their products, sell them, and explain to visitors about the importance of soap in health. For these talks on healthy habits, the student group has worked with the School of Nursing from the University of Cordoba and the Biochemical Board of Cordoba.
IRSP partnering with local NGOs and government representatives to celebrate Global Handwashing Day Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Integrated Regional Support Programme (IRSP) will be supporting Global Handwashing Day in Pakistan. The IRSP team has developed three themes and the same will be converted into posters for the day-long Global Handwashing Day celebration along with others NGOs and elected local government representatives.
The Himalayan Institute of Nursing of India celebrates Global Handwashing Day Uttarakhand, India The Himalayan Institute of Nursing of India celebrated Global Handwashing Day with 100 nursing students during a health talk and exhibition.
Catholic Relief Service will celebrate Global Handwashing Day with over two thousand internally displaces persons in Nigeria Nigeria Catholic Relief Service will celebrate Global Handwashing Day with over two thousand internally displaced persons in Nigeria..
The Manila Doctors Hospital will host a seminar on the importance of handwashing in honor of Global Handwashing Day Manila, NCR, Philippines The Manila Doctors Hospital will host a seminar on the importance of Handwashing in the community, their school, and the hospital in Manila
Department of Education of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao celebrates Global Handwashing Day in schools Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines Department of Education of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) will celebrate the Global Handwashing Day 2016 in Timanan Central Elementary School, South Upi, Maguindanao.
The Philippine Hospital Infection Control Nurses Association celebrates Global Handwashing Day by promoting handwashing habits among staff Manila, NCR, Philippines The Philippine Hospital Infection Control Nurses Association has scheduled a Global Handwashing Day celebration for the afternoon of October 15 and is open to all our employees (medical and non-medical). The association has prepared lectures, raffles, and give-aways for the participants. The highlight of the program will be a photo collage-making contest, which would be a great way to help and remind participants to reiterate the importance of practicing handwashing in their work place.
Citizens Association for Child Rights celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Citizens Association for Child Rights (CACR) celebratef at a municipal school in Mumbai on October 15, catering to students from marginalized communities and weak economic background.
Triangle Génération Humanitaire celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Lao PDR Khammouane Province, Laos Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH) will celebrate Global Handwashing Day by promoting healthy hygiene practices through various media tools, including art, movies, games, to reach 30 teachers, 600 children, and 780 adults in Boualapha District of Khammouane Province.
Debangan NGO will help children make handwashing a habit on Global Handwashing Day Naihati, West Bengal, India Debangan will hold a Global Handwashing Day celebration with approximately 200 children in Naihati, educating them on health and hygiene through a number of activities to help make handwashing a habit. Children will learn about handwashing in Bengali and Hindi, and will receive soap and water for handwashing purpose.
Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort in India hosts Global Handwashing Day activities India Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort in India celebrated Global Handwashing Day and reached 50 people with handwashing glitter experiment, student presentations from on the importance of hygiene in school, at homes, and other contexts. Kits were distributed to participants containing, toothbrush and toothpaste, a comb, and soap bar.
Grohe Hong Kong Limited to create awareness of handwashing with soap in Hong Kong on Global Handwashing Day Hong Kong Grohe Hong Kong Limited to distribute soap to families, promote key handwashing messages through posters, and create additional awareness of importance of Global Handwashing Day.
Umm Al Quwain Hospital will celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2016 in the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Umm Al Quwain Hospital will celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2016 in the United Arab Emirates.
Cherryfield Nursery and Primary School will celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2016 in Abuja Gwarinpa, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria Cherryfield Nursery and Primary School will celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2016 in Gwarinpa, Abuja, Nigeria.
Good Neighbors of Myanmar to celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2016. Myanmar (Burma) Good Neighbors of Myanmar to celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2016.
Dompet Dhuafa to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in Indonesia South Sumatra, Indonesia This year, Dompet Dhuafa of South Sumatra will promote about handwashing with soap in 50 elementary school in Palembang city, and will also host competition for student about handwashing.
The Rosario Integrated School Youth for Environment in Schools in the Philippines will educate students on handwashing for Global Handwashing Day Rosario, La Union, Ilocos Region, Philippines The Rosario Integrated School Youth for Environment in Schools organization will give a short lecture on proper handwashing practices and distribute handwashing kits to students in Grade 7.
Rotary Club of Dhaka Platinum to host handwashing training program Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh The Rotary Club of Dhaka Platinum will arrange a handwashing training program for primary students (ages 7-12) at the rural area of Barisal, Bakerganj, Bangladesh. 500 students will participate at the program, who will receive soap to continue the practice of handwashing.
Karibu Soaps to distribute handwashing packs for Global Handwashing Day in Wakiso, Uganda Wakiso, Central Region, Uganda Karibu Soaps in Uganda will distribute small handwashing packs to people in the district of Wakiso.
The City of Cape Town hosting Global Handwashing Day event on October 14 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa The City of Cape Town will be hosting an event on the 14 October 2016 at Klipfontein Primary School, Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa in partnership with Merieux NutriSciences, which will include a fun drama of the importance of handwashing and a bit of water conservation education.
Child Welfare Tshwane celebrating Global Handwashing Day in South Africa Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa Child Welfare Tshwane will distribute posters to its ECDs, drop-in centers, offices, the Bramley Child and Youth Care Centre, and partnering schools in Tshwane to create awareness about the importance of washing hands correctly. They will host a poster competition for the children and the winner will be announced on 15 October. They will set up of handwashing stations at the various offices and the three houses at the children's home. Child Welfare Tshwane hopes to reach 1800 - 2000 children and adults through its campaign.
Mundo Sano celebration with schoolchildren Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina Mundo Sano Foundation invited local schools to participate on October 14 to learn about the importance of handwashing to prevent diseases. With that purpose Mundo Sano is organizing an event for 350 children of 10-11 years from the 7 local schools of Puerto Iguazú. The program included activities, such as conceptual poster demonstrations, handwashing tutorials, interactive games, and song and skit performances related to hygiene, environment, correct use of paper/toilet and soap to prevent diseases.
Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges Foundation celebrating handwashing in Legazpi City Buhatan, Santo Domingo, Bicol, Philippines Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in the Philippines will celebrate Global Handwashing Day by unveiling their Tippy-Tap project at Barangay Buhatan community and Buhatan Elementary School in Santo Domingo, Albay.
Children Are Reason Enough celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Ghana Asiakwa, Eastern Region, Ghana Children Are Reason Enough (C.A.R.E) held its 3rd annual Global Handwashing Day celebration on October 15 at the SOS children's village in Asiakwa. The celebration involved children from 5 different schools totaling about 800 children. C.A.R.E. staff spoke to children about personal hygiene, sanitation, essence of handwashing, menstrual hygiene among others, and had a drawing competition illustrating the best handwashing practice. There were 7 volunteers/organizers and 12 teachers involved.
American Cleaning Institute presents Global Handwashing Day webinar on Making Handwashing a Habit! United States In this 30 minute pre-recorded webinar, you will learn from these experts about the Science of Handwashing by CDC, how handwashing benefits the health of families and children globally by the PPPHW, and the ACI/CDC joint-initiative, the Healthy Schools, Healthy People program. You will also learn about the steps necessary to create a handwashing program, how you can apply for ACI national recognition, and access free resources available to you.
Science of Habit webinar hosted by World Vision United Kingdom On 20 October, World Vision hosted a webinar with Dr David Neal who explored handwashing and the Science of Habit. Participants learned a great deal from Dr Neal, and some excellent resources were shared.
Join a Global Handwashing Day virtual event, hosted by the CDC on October 14 United States On Friday, October 14 at 10:30 am EDT, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a live presentation on handwashing!
Tema Metropolitan Assembly celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2016 Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana The Community Development Unit of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly collaborated with the Rural Water Development Programme of the Church of Christ (RWDP – CoC) and the Renner Hospitality Foundation to commemorate this year’s Global Handwashing Day at the TMA School, Klagon. The event brought together about 1, 300 school children and 200 invited guests. The day was marked with a drama by the school children, poetry recitals, songs, choreography and health talks by young aspiring doctors of the TMA Klagon basic school to educate the audience on the need to wash hands with soap under running water always to avoid diseases. School children were taken through the process of handwashing with soap under running water. They were also educated on innovative ways to get running water wherever they find themselves. Children were advised to use cups to fetch water and other various ways to improvise taps to ensure access to running water always.
Results of the 2015 Tema Metropolitan Assembly celebration Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana A Global Handwashing Day event at the local market in Tema, Greater Accra Region, was organized on 15 October 2015 reached about 1, 300 people by Tema Metropolitan Assembly's community development unit in partnership with the Church of Christ Rural Water Development Project and Go-Wash Ghana, supported by the Coalition of NGOs in Tema.
Global Handwashing Day celebrated in Bolivia with the Water and Environment Ministry, UNICEF, Save the Children, Sumaj Huasi, and others! Bolivia Celebrations throughout Bolivia consisted of events with the Ministry of Water and Environment, the Ministry of Health, Save the Children, Sumaj Huasi, and UNICEF Bolivia. Overall, 257,000 children and adults participated in events and one million people reached by social media messages.
World Vision and the TOPS program webinar: Enhancing behaviour change programming with the science of habit United States On Thursday, 20 October, at 1300h GMT, World Vision, together with the TOPS Program, is hosting a webinar with behavior expert, David Neal, PhD, focusing on enhancing behavior change work with the science of habit. This ties with the Global Handwashing Day theme, Make Handwashing a Habit!
TippyTap-Kenya educates children on merits of handwashing and hygiene Kenya TippyTap-Kenya hosts handwashing event to educate children and the general public on merits of handwashing and general hygiene. Little children will be shown how to correctly wash their hands. simple devices called tippy taps are used in washing and will be on demonstration. Learn more here: http://www.tippytap-kenya.org
Oxfam hosts Global Handwashing Day event in Iraq Iraq
Mundo Sano Foundation mobilizes seven schools in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina for Global Handwashing Day Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina Mundo Sano Foundation invited local schools to participate in an activity to learn the importance of handwashing to prevent diseases. With that purpose MS is organizing an event for almost 400 children of 10-11 years, from the 7 local schools of Puerto Iguazú in Misiones, Argentina that is going to include activities related to hygiene, environment, correct use of paper/toilet and soap to prevent diseases. This event is going to take place during the morning of October, 14th. (Friday), to assure participation.
Glen Flora Elementary School celebrates Global Handwashing Day Waukegan, IL, United States Glen Flora will be participating in the Handwashing day. We will celebrate on Friday, October 14th. We will include all kindergarten through 5th grader students (534) and all staff 44 members. We will start the celebration with a morning announcement of the importance of hand washing, followed by having all students watch a short video of the appropriate way to wash their hands. We will also have poster, Keep Calm & Wash Your Hands Poster.
Fundacion Nueva Ilusion hosts three-month handwashing campaign in Cordoba schools Cordoba, Colombia Fundacion Nueva Ilusion has organized an event promoting handwashing among schoolchildren in the department of Cordoba in Colombia throughout October November and December. Fundacion Nueva Ilusion va hacer un evento promocionando el lavado de manos a los escolares en los colegios bulnerables del Departamento de Cordoba en Colombia, todo el mes de octubre, noviembre y diciembre.
Global Handwashing Day at Arsiri Central Hospital Colombo, Sri Lanka On 15 October, 2015, the Arsiri Central Hospital in Sri Lanka, led by the Infection Control Department, celebrated the Global Handwashing Day in 2015 by hosting a quiz and poster competition.
The Centre for Water, Sanitation & Health for Women Celebrates GHD in India Delhi, India The Centre for Water, Sanitation & Health for Women organized a handwashing awareness program at the Delhi Public School for 500 children.
Institute of Mother & Child Care Celebrates GHD 2015 in Pakistan Pakistan
GHD Celebrations in Mombasa County, Kenya Mombasa, Kenya
Grassroots Water Celebrates GHD in Kenya Kisumu, Kenya
WaterAid's Global Celebrations for GHD 2015 United Kingdom
CFID Celebrates GHD 2015 in Nigeria Nigeria
Console Mission Celebrates GHD 2015 in Nepal Nepal
Global Handwashing Day Celebration in ARMM-Philippines ARMM philippines
Musembe CDC in Kenya Celebrates GHD 2015 Musembe, Kenya
Mitra Sehati Clinic Celebrates GHD in Indonesia Cinunuk, Bandung, Indonesia
Unilever and Lifebuoy GHD 2015 Event in Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam The event featured more than 200 LaBobo portable sinks in Hanoi.
HappyTap and P&G Celebrate GHD in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam The partnership between the two companies brings the LaBobo portable sink and Safeguard soap together in Vietnam.
International Aid GHD Celebration in Spring Lake, MI Spring Lake, MI, USA International Aid celebrated GHWD 2015 with Forest Grove Elementary at International Aid.
Manila Water Foundation Celebrates GHD 2015 Philippines During the month of October, Manila Water Foundation reached out to over 40,000 people about the importance of handwashing.
Vinutana Seva Sanste Celebrates GHD 2015 in India India
UNICEF Celebrates GHD 2015 in Eritrea Eritrea GHD 2015 was celebrated in schools and in the news through radio, newspaper, and TV messages.
International Aid Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Haiti On August 14 and 15, 2015, International Aid's Health Product Department held two educational handwashing clinics in Cazale, Haiti, at our partner Real Hope for Haiti's, medical clinic and community center.
Anembom Consulting Celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Cameroon Cameroon Three main activities were carried out included a radio talk, participation in opening ceremony of GHD, and visit to schools.
Khairpur Rural Development Organization Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Pakistan Khairpur Rural Development Organization (KRDO) Sindh Pakistan held 6 sessions in different schools and places to celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2015.
ECCA Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Nepal ECCA celebrated #GlobalHandwashingDay 2015 in schools in Bhaktapur and Thecho, ending with a flashmob at Mangalbazzar.
Dept of Community Medicine at GMERS Medical College Celebrates GHD 2015 India The department of community medicine at GMERS medical college, Gotri-Vadodara, India celebrated Global Handwashing Day. The dept observed GHW day celebration on two different occasions on two different days this year.
DepEd LDS II Division Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Philippines The GHD theme: "Raise a hand for Hygiene" was celebrated in Jose Abad Santos Elementary School, in Malabang, Lanao del Sur.
Water & Life Bangladesh Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Dhaka, Bangladesh Water & Life Bangladesh celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Bhashantek bosti, Mirpur 14, with a drawing competition, a rally, a short drama play, as well as a demonstration of hand washing with soap, distribution of soaps, towels and t-shirts.
DepEd LDS I Division Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Philippines 300 participants and the Health and Nutrition Section Lanao sur I Division celebrated by launching Handwash Champions, distributing and unveiling deworming flipcharts, and with group handwashing.
WaterHealth India Creates Awareness about Handwashing India WaterHealth India organized an awareness session about the correct methods of washing hands for rural and underprivileged communities of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.
Solomon Islands Ministry of Health & UNICEF Celebrate Global Handwashing Day Solomon Islands Community event held at one of the rural schools, combined with the launch of a National Handwashing Strategic Health Communication Plan.
Jagorani Chakra Foundation Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Bangladesh 4213 participated in an under education for out-of-school children project where implemented by Jagoraani chakra Foundation organized the GHD.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Aleppo, Syria SARC – Aleppo hygiene promotion team in cooperation with the PSS team of the Counseling Center (SARC – UNICEF) continue holding awareness activities of Global Handwashing Day.
Center for Young Children Celebrates Global Handwashing Day College Park, MD For the fourth year, students from the Global Public Health Scholars program at the University of Maryland, College Park visited the Center for Young Children (CYC).
Rotary Club of Chittagong Uptown Celebrates GHD 2015 Bangladesh We are creating an awareness program in our city and promoting the importance of proper hygiene in a few schools.
Division of Maguindanao I Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Philippines More than 500 people joined Division of Maguindanao I in celebrating Global Handwashing Day on October 20, 2015 at Baibagongan Elementary School, Buluan, Maguindanao.
Solomon Islands Red Cross & French Red Cross Celebrate GHD 2015 Solomon Islands Red Cross organised the 2015 Global Handwashing Day with more than 780 children, principals and teachers of 4 schools in Honiara.
PVDP Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Sindh, Pakistan The event included 600 participants with demonstrations of handwashing with explanation of critical timings of handwashing, a handwashing competition between students, and a handwashing walk with children going in to villages and demonstrates handwashing to communities.
Nakuru Water & Sanitation Services Celebrates GHD 2015 Kenya Nakuru County in Kenya will celebrate GHWD in Bondeni Primary school with over 2,000 children.
Udgam Charitable Trust Celebrates Global Handwashing Day India We are increasing handwashing awareness to more than 500 rural school children at village Amja, district Gandhinagar.
UWASNET Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Uganda More than 700 people celebrated GHD in Uganda, organized by the Hand Washing With Soap Secretariat which is hosted by SNV, in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Environment and UWASNET (Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network).
Zuru, Nigeria Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Zuru, Kebbi State, Nigeria In support of the annual advocacy for promoting good hygiene by handwashing, James organised an event on October 15th, 2015 in Zuru, Kebbi state, Nigeria.
Samaritan's Purse Highlights Handwashing at Primary School Cambodia Over 1300 participants joined Samaritan's Purse in celebrating Global Handwashing Day at Svay Chek Primary School in Cambodia.
AWODECI celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Nigeria Nigeria Assist Women and Develop Children Initiative (AWODECI), a non profit oriented Organization based in Ede North LGA of Osun State Nigeria, celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a kick off at Alusekere primary School Ede.
GHD Educational Journey with Aguas Bonaerenses and Hospital de Niños de La Plata Argentina The Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated an educational and recreational journey on Global Handwashing Day with 400 children. Unilever donated Lifebuoy soap, which was distributed at the event.
UNICEF Ghana Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Ghana To herald Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF, in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) launched a Tippy Tap competition among schools in the Mion District on October 14th as an innovative and cost effective way to promote handwashing with soap in all 75 schools.
Homoeopathic Hospice Celebrates GHD 2015 Kerala, India Explained the importance of hand washing to a group of primary students in preventing many diseases at Government L.P.School, Thrikkakkara, kochi-21, Kerala, India using charts, photos with the assistance of the teachers.
UNICEF Bolivia Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Bolivia UNICEF Bolivia celebrated the Global Handwashing Day at the national and subnational level.
Sahayatri Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Tokha, Kathmandu, Nepal Global Handwashing Day was an inspiring event and a great day for TEAM SAHAYATRI being the part of GURUKUL to raise awareness and promote handwashing.
En Classe Foundation & Lifebuoy Celebrate Global Handwashing Day Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo For the second year in a row, the En Classe Foundation together with Lifebuoy (Unilever) organized a week-long event to celebrate Global Handwashing Day (GHD) in Kinshasa, DRC.
Sinhgad College of Nursing Celebrates Global Handwashing Day India Sinhgad College Of Nursing celebrated GHD 2015 with 500 participants.
Jagorani Chakra Foundation Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Bangladesh This Global Handwashing Day event helped build awareness about hygiene among 4500 ABL school children through regular hand washing.
Hind Institute of Medical Sciences Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Safedabad, Barabanki, UP, India The Department of Pediatrics within the Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, in Safedabad, Barabanki, India celebrated Global Handwashing Day with more than 250 students.
UNICEF Celebrates GHD 2015 in Nigeria Nigeria One of the high-level advocacy events for Global Handwashing Day was held in Katsina state, Nigeria.
Nigeria Youth Action for Water Celebrates GHD 2015 Nigeria The Global Handwashing Day event was held in two primary schools and reached out to over 700 students.
The ARC Foundation India Celebrates GHD 2015 India The ARC Foundation India celebrated Global Handwashing Day 2015 in Coimbatore with around 1000 participants.
Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale celebrates GHD 2015 Akkar, Lebanon Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale celebrated GHD with radio messages and teaching children about handwashing.
Med-Q Celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2015 Lagos, Nigeria Over 100 students and teachers were taught about handwashing.
Tsebar LSS Global School Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Bhutan Tsebar LSS Celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2015
A Provincial Level Celebration in Lahore Lahore, Pakistan
Association for Gender Awareness & Human Empowerment (AGAHE) Celebrates Muzaffargarh, Pakistan
WaterAid Madagascar Madagascar
Clean the World's Celebration in Oregon Oregon
Handwashing in Hargeisa Hargeisa, Somaliland
Tearfund Celebrates Nigeria
Clean the World Hong Kong Hong Kong
Nayi Pehchaan NGO India
UWASNET hosts Ugandan National Celebration Luweero, Uganda
Pharmacist engages students on Global Handwashing Day in Nigeria Nigeria
Teaching students handwashing techniques India
Handwashing awareness camp at Holistic Family Healthcare Clinic Kachiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Sanitation workshop at NITC India
ANEEJ organizes events at 10 schools Edo State, Nigeria
International Medical Corps Celebrated Global Handwashing Day at Melkadida Refugee Camp Melkadida Refugee Camp, Ethiopia
Emmaco Hygiene Services Commemorates Global Handwashing Day Nigeria
Asia Humanitarian Organization's 2015 Global Handwashing Day Event Pakistan
Dimakusi Tea Estate celebrates with 100 children Assam, India We celebrated Global Handwashing day in the primary school inside Dimakusi tea estate, Udalguri district, BTAD, Assam.
Handwashing Demonstrations in Hwange Rural District Zimbabwe
Practical Action and partners host handwashing demonstrations Bindura, Zimbabwe
Practical Action promotes handwashing on Star FM Radio Zimbabwe
Youth-led NGO, BEYLI organizes an event at a rural school Bangladesh
People of Dimla taught to wash their hand regularly Dimla, Bangladesh
IRSP celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2015 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
FHI 360 Bangladesh learns about the Happy Tap Bangladesh
Students celebrate at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala Guatemala As a part of their HAI course, senior students of Biological Chemistry at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 16th.
Daffodil International School Celebration Dhaka, Bangladesh Global Handwashing Day 2015 was celebrated with jubilant spirit in Dhanmondi, Sobhanbag & Uttara branches of Daffodil International School (DIS).
SAIP Celebrates in the DRC DRC SAIP hosts Global Handwashing Day celebrations at Mushununu School.
Cannon Hand Hygiene Raises a Hand United Kingdom
J&K State Social Welfare Board observed Global Handwashing Day with 17,500 children India J&K State Social Welfare Board observed Global Handwashing Day at 694 Creche Centers, across 22 Districts of the State, where almost 17,500 children from economically poor families, in the age group of 0-6 years washed their hands with soap and the simplicity and value of clean hands was demonstrated.
ALG School in Coimbatore Celebrates Global Handwashing Coimbatore, India 500 students celebrated at the ALG school.
Exploring New Ideas in Hygiene Integration, Innovations and Insights into Behavioral Drivers Washington, D.C. To celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2014, the PPPHW, FHI 360, Devex, and WASH Advocates brought together a diverse group of speakers to present new ideas and innovations.
More than 33,000 Metro Atlanta Students Observe Global Handwashing Day Atlanta, GA, USA Students at more than 50 local schools learned how to wash hands the right way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.
#WashToHealth Nigeria Nigeria #WashToHealth is a one day learning event in which school children are presented with the facts about hand washing with soap. It is conducted simultaneously at different locations in Nigeria by the members of the Ambassadors for Development Network.
Oxfam Celebrates with Syrian Refugees Jordan This event for 300 Syrian refugees included a shadow theater, painting competition, songs, speeches by children, and a drama performed by children about the benefits of handwashing.
Global Handwashing Day Program in Nord Vietnam - Thai Nguyen Vietnam 12,000 participated in this event.
National Celebration in Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh The event featured a rally from National Press Club and National Sanitation Month inauguration.
A Handprint Activity in Pakistan Pakistan This event included a handprint activity for children and a handwashing pledge.
Handwashing Day 2014 in Tirmasahun, U.P, India India Unite for Hope educated villagers on the importance of handwashing through stories and games as well as going door-to-door to reach those who are confined to the home.
ACTIVEX Global Handwashing Day Celebration 2014 Cyprus ACTIVEX in coordination with Ministry of Education celebrated Global Handwashing Day, in primary schools in the rural area of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Clean Hands: Preventing Ebola in Nigeria Nigeria The International Association of World Peace Advocates promoted handwashing to fight Ebola.
Celebration by CLPOA and Avani Mall Howrah India This celebration included a quiz and puppet show.
Rountree Roadrunners Choose Healthy Hands United States Teachers, students and parents at Rountree Elementary receive education on when and how to wash hands as part of a Wellness Wednesday program.
Lavons Nos Mains Avec Chic Shewa Kinchasa, Congo
Conservation Foundation Leads a Parade for Global Handwashing Day Ghana This event included a march through the principal street of Agona Ahanta.
Global Handwashing Day in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp Pakistan The Peace and Development Organization, with the support of NCA Plan, celebrated Global Handwashing Day with North Waziristan IDPs and host communities in District Bannu, KP Pakistan.
Celebration in Schools In Bokolmanyo Refugee Camp Ethiopia International Medical Crops celebrated this year’s Global Handwashing Day with students in schools.
A Week of Activities in Eastern Samar Philippines A week of activities were held at 11 schools in Eastern Samar Philippines.
Inner Wheel Club of Chandrapur Celebrates India The Inner Wheel Club of Chandrapur celebrated Global Handwashing Day in few schools.
Celebration of Global Handwashing Day in Naukot Sindh Pakistan Sindh, Pakistan This event included a hygiene walk, a handwashing rally, and more!
Press Conference on Global Handwashing Day Islamabad, Pakistan A press conference on Global Handwashing Day was held at the press club in Islamabad, Pakistan. The event was widely attended by print/electronic media and other development partners.
Rajanpur Pakistan Celebrates Rajanpur, Pakistan A handwashing awareness sessions was held with students, teachers, and the parent/teacher associations.
Global Handwashing Day at Tharparkar, Sindh Tharparkar, Sindh Highlighting the importance of hand washing, Sukaar Foundation and WaterAid Pakistan launched a campaign in different schools of Tharparkar to raise awareness about handwashing.
Human Development Programme's Global Handwashing Day Event Swabi, Pakistan Global Handwashing was celebrated at Swabi, Pakistan with the support of the Human Development Programme.
Importance of Global Handwashing Day Quetta, Pakistan Health & Nutrition Society (HNnuts) carried out an awareness-raising campaign on the importance of Global Handwashing Day on its Facebook page.
Global Handwashing Day at a Local School in Jauharabad District Pakistan Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network educated 170 school children through this activity that how they can prevent themselves from certain diseases.
Fast Rural Development Program in Jacobabad, Pakistan Pakistan Global Handwashing Day 2014 was celebrated by Fast Rural Development Program (FRDP) at Government Primary School, Police Head Quarter Taluka & District Jacobabad with the collaboration of UNICEF Pakistan.
Maynilad Handwashing Campaign 2014 Manila, Philippines From October 10 to 15, 2014, Maynilad Water Warriors stressed the importance of regular handwashing and demonstrated the step-by-step of this life-saving habit in 7 schools and during a tree planting activity in Ipo Watershed.
Promotion Among Village Chiefs Rwanda In the Murama sector of the eastern province of Rwanda, a Japanese Volunteer promoted hand washing for village chiefs.
Global Handwashing Day Yemen Al Hudaydah Yemen World Relief Deutschland & PartnerAid International celebrated Global Handwashing Day by engaging with 140 students in 3 public schools (the 8th grade) in Al Durhemy, a rural town 45 minutes south of the Yemeni port city of Al-Hudediah
Pupils in the UK Learn To Build Tippy-Taps Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Handwashing talks were held in schools and a radio interview about the importance of handwashing was given.
We Choose Handwashing, We Choose Health! Tangalan, Philippines It was raining hard but the weather was not able to dampen the jolly mood for the curious kids of Jawili Integrated School.
Sukaar Foundation, WaterAid Pakistan and the Mithi Education Department Celebrate Pakistan Sukaar Foundation, with the collaboration of WaterAid Pakistan, celebrated Global Handwashing Day with the coordination of the Mithi Education Department in the main boys school in Mithi, Tharparkar.
Learning to wash your hands has never been this fun! New Delhi, India Kid Powered Media and ChildFund India created a Bollywood handwashing film written, acted in, and directed by kids.
Choo Salama Celebrates in Dar, Tanzania Tanzania Choo Salama, a NGO that promotes hygienic behavior by cleaning school toilets on a weekly basis hosted Global Handwashing Day activities at Ubungo Plaza Primary School (Grade 1-3).
Global Handwashing Day, Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan Pakistan For Global Handwashing Day 2014, RDP conducted awareness raising sessions in the government schools in rural areas of District Buner.
Not Just a Day--It's Our Future Nilphamari, Bangladesh RDRS Bangladesh celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a rally, discussion session, and learning session of proper handwashing with soap.
South Decatur Jr/Sr High School Celebrates! Indiana, United States We took steps to increase awareness of handwashing and its importance.
Global Public Health Scholars and the CYC Kindergarten Class at University of Maryland Maryland, US College students from the Global Public Health Scholars program at University of Maryland, College Park visited the Center for Young Children (CYC), a laboratory school on the UMCP campus.
Bokolmanyo Refugee Camp Chooses Health Ethiopia This year, International Medical Corps celebrated Global Handwashing Day with the theme “CHOOSE HANDWASHING, CHOOSE HEALTH!” meaning that washing hands with soap is the basic for health.
Handwashing Demo From HealthPlus Pharmacy, Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria HealthPlus Pharmacy, Nigeria made a short demo video on handwashing showing the WHO-approved handwashing technique.
Girls Educational Committee Dadyal & Alif Ailaan Pakistan Kashmir, Pakistan Girls Educational Committee Dadyal & Alif Ailaan Pakistan jointly organized Global Handwashing Day at a local girls high school.
Global Handwashing Day at Maddikera, Chippagiri and Aspari mandals of Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh, India Students, parents, teachers, headmasters, and others took part in Global Handwashing Day celebrations in 26 Government schools in Maddikera Mandal, Kurnool District.
Handwashing is fun! Bandung, Indonesia In accordance to the Global Handwashing Day, Mitra Sehati Clinic situated in Cileunyi, Bandung, Indonesia organized several programmes, such as for children who are under the Early Childhood Development and also their parents.
Anderhal Youth Representatives Celebrate in Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan In Dadyal District Mirpur of Azad Kashmir children, teachers, parents, and government officials mobilized and motivated others to lather up in order to reduce life-threatening diseases, such as diarrhea and acute respiratory infections.
Día Mundial del Lavado de Manos Mexico
Juniper Hillcrest Global Handwashing Day Event Geraldton, Australia All elder care facility staff on duty took part in handwashing activities.
Global Handwashing Day by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta celebrates Global Handwashing Day by visiting SMPN 181 Bendungan Hilir Jakarta for a handwashing and hygiene education activity on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.
Global Handwashing Day Celebrations by RDP in Pakistan Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RDP celebrated the Global Handwashing Day with children in the government schools in Nowshera District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Training Mothers in Handwashing in Haryana, India Haryana, India Under the Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP), Global Handwashing Day was celebrated at two villages, Manger & Gwalpahadi, with an objective of educating village women on their role to keep their family members & children healthy.
Handwashing by Zilnon Namgyelling Primary School, Thimphu Bhutan Events on October 15th included talks, dances, plays and mass handwashing.
Care 4 Kids Handwashing Fun Blackburn, England This nursery hosted fun activities about handwashing and hygiene.
Heritage Foundation of Pakistan and the District Government of Khairpur Celebrate Kot Diji, Khairpur, Pakistan The event was organised by the Heritage Foundation (HF) of Pakistan in collaboration with the District Government Khairpur and Spiritual Chords. HF invited many local and neighbouring schools to the event in an attempt to make the students become agents of change by taking the hand washing lessons learnt there back into their homes and communities.
Wash, wash, wash your hands...in Angola Luanda, Angola This Global Handwashing Day event included a video, interactive session, and dance.
Global Handwashing Day at Government Girls High School Quetta Quetta, Pakistan Global Handwashing Day 2014 was celebrated by SEHER at Government Girls High School Quetta, where 75 students and 15 teachers attended this activity.
Deb Group Celebrates Global Handwashing Day Canada To celebrate, Deb has launched a Global Handwashing Day website dedicated to awareness of this important day, education on proper hand washing and providing numerous tools that work places can download and shared within their workplaces and online.
Global Handwashing Day Family Night Cary, North Carolina Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club hosted Family Night at Chick-fil-a Waverly Place in Cary, North Carolina.
Global Handwashing Day in Gambia Gambia A drama and sensitization on Ebola and the importance of handwashing was held.
Journée mondiale de lavage des mains à l'Ecole Primaire Publique de Gbetsogbe au Togo Togo Lors d'une cérémonie qui a regroupé à peu près 400 personnes,
From the Lecture Halls to the Community Kericho, Kenya At the University of Kabianga (in Kericho, Kenya), public health students and the faculty in the Department of Environmental Health launched and celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Kapkatet Market.
International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM) India International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM), celebrated Global Handwashing Day in corporate social responsibility projects.
Global Handwashing Day at Miri Roshni Academy Poonch, Pakistan Miri Roshni Academy celebrated with many events, including a demonstration on handwashing technique.
Global Handwashing Day Celebration at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India For Global Handwashing Day, a program was organized at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 15th of October, 2014 by Mohd. Abdul Saeed Khan alias Saeed Khan Falahi, a WSSCC member and renowned Global Peace & Human Rights Activist.
School Health Project: Global Handwashing Day 2014 Abuja, Nigeria The Rotary Club of Askoro celebrated Global Handwashing Day (October 15) by taking their "School Health Project" to NAPO Primary and Secondary School in Abuja where kids were taught proper handwashing.
Wash Hands, Save Lives in Ghana Humjibre, Ghana For Global Handwashing Day, GHEI visited every school in our area with educational outreach programs focused on Ebola, cholera, and the importance of good hygiene in the prevention of communicable diseases.
Rotary Club of Asokoro Promotes Handwashing on the Radio Abuja, Nigeria Members of the Rotary Club of Asokoro were on Vision FM 92.1 Abuja, on October 15 Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing as a means of effectively sustaining Nigeria's successful containment of the Ebola virus.
Global Handwashing Day Awareness Event at Sinhgad College of Nursing Pune, India This event included a poster competition and handwashing demonstrations.
GHD 2014 by Asia Humanitarian Organization and UN-WHO Peshawar, Pakistan Global Handwashing Day was observed by Asia Humanitarian Organization (AHO) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) on October 15, 2014, at two selected primary schools in district Peshawar.
Global Handwashing Day in Palo Verde, Monte Cristi Dominican Republic More than 140 children, teachers and community members walked the streets of Palo Verde, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic for Global Handwashing Day to raise awareness about the importance of handwashing to prevent diseases such as diarrhea and cholera.
Tumaini Letu Youth Community Based Organization Celebrates in Kenya Nairobi, Kenya The Tumaini Letu Youth CBO and several schools marked the 2014 Global Handwashing Day in style.
African Impact Livingstone Community Projects Celebrate Global Handwashing Day! Livingstone, Zambia For Global Handwashing Day, African Impact - Livingstone Community Projects went to Libuyu Community to run a hand hygiene and tippy-tapy course.
SNOWS talks Cholera, Ebola, and Good Hygiene Practices Kumasi, Ghana Mrs. Rose Odotei Adjei, an expert in Health Education and Promotion and Lecturer at the School of Public Health, KNUST, gave a talk on Cholera and showed the pupils a video on how cholera is transmitted.
World Relief Germany Rajanpur, Pakistan A Global Handwashing Day Awareness session including a handwashing demonstration, soap distribution at public places, and sensitization through print media.
GOAL Syria Syria GOAL Syria celebrated GHD 2014 by distributing posters and brochures to adults and children around mosques, hospitals and collective centres in Northern Syria.
Global Handwashing Day in Madagascar Tuléar, Madagascar On October 17th, 2014, Madagascar put on a huge effort to promote handwashing with soap in their country.
Project Sunshine Celebrates Mombasa, Kenya This year, in honor of Global Hand Washing Day, 48 Project Sunshine Kenya volunteers reached 5,117 children and family members by setting up hand washing workshops at 19 schools throughout Mombasa, Kenya and ran hand washing clinics at Bomu Hospital as well.
Global Handwashing Day Celebration in Kamana Anupum Primary School Visnegar, India On 15 October 2014 , Kamana Anupum Primary School-2 celebrated Global Handwashing Day.
Centre de Développement des Enfants Togo
National Sanitation Month is observed by POPI Madan, Netrakona, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh People’s Oriented Program Implementation (POPI) observed the National Sanitation Month, October, 2014, at Teosree and Fatepur Union in Madan Upazila under Netrakona district in Bangladesh.
Global Handwashing Day at the Leela Goa Goa, India Diversey Care conducted an awareness program about handwashing in Ebola eradication.
¿Te lavaste las manos? Chia, Colombia On October 15, 2014, Fundación Milenium celebrated Global Handwashing Day with the students from the Instituto Educativo Santa María del Río public school in Chía, Colombia.
Global Handwashing Day in Hyderabad & Secunderabad Pakistan On 15 October 2014, 9 events were done by the Association for Promotion of Social Activities with Plan India in 8 schools and one community.
Blacktown Anglican Child Care Centre and Preschool Celebrates in Australia Woodcroft, Australia 20 students were involved in a celebration at Blacktown Anglican Child Care Centre and Preschool
Global Handwashing Day in Sherewad, India Sherewad, India There were 20 participants in Shereward.
Awareness Camp in Pale, India Pale, India A Global Handwashing Day Awareness Camp was held at Pale Village, Karnataka India.
Global Handwashing Day Celebration in Okugo Refugee Camp, Ethiopia Ethiopia Global handwashing day was celebrated in Okugo refugee camp on October 22,2014 with drama, music, and handwashing demonstrations were some of the activities for the celebration.
Bloomfield Hall School Islamabad, Pakistan To develop an appropriate sense of the importance of good health, a health and hygiene seminar was conducted by Dr. Shaista, Associate Manager of Rehabilitation Department in Shifa International Hospital.
Global Handwashing Day in Sabrang Lor Primary School Surakarta, Indonesia More than 300 primary school students, teachers, and community members walked the streets of Slamet Riyadi Surakarta Indonesia for Global Handwashing Day 2014.
Reaching the Unreached in Karnataka, India Karnataka, India Nehru Yuva Kendra & Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga celebrated.
Compass Group India India On Global Handawshing Day, we particularly briefed our staff on infection control procedures, importance of handwashing, and steps in handwashing. Staff also performed those steps.
Console Mission Spreads the Word Lalitpur, Central Region, Nepal Console Mission shared pamphlets about handwashing and hosted a public demonstration.
GOALS Haiti Handwashing Soccer Tournament Leogone, Haiti For the 5th year in a row, GOALS participated in Global Handwashing Day, this year with a boys soccer tournament.
Training for Food Handlers in Qatar Doha, Qatar Sodexho food handlers in Qatar were trained in proper handwashing at multiple locations.
Global Handwashing Day Walk in Lodhran Pakistan Global Handwashing Day was celebrated by the Lodhran Pilot Project and PLAN Pakistan with an awareness walk.
Hope for Family Development Initiative Commemorated Global Handwashing Day Nigeria The Hope for Family Development Initiative, with support from school authorities and the Osun Rural Water and Environmental Agency was able to reach 2,549 students across two schools with messages about disease prevention.
Centre For Information and Develeopment launches WASH in Schools Rivers State, Port Harcourt, Nigeria The Centre For Information and Development in Port Harcourt triggered a WASH in Schools project among pupils within its host communities, Amadi-ama and Abuloma.
Khairpur Mirs' Celebration of Global Handwashing Day Singh, Pakistan Fast Rural Development Program celebrated Global Handwashing Day with the support of OXFAM Pakistan in District Khairpur Mirs, Sindh, Pakistan.
WASH Ebola Away from Liberia Monrovia, Liberia This year Global Handwashing Day intended to educate community dwellers on the important of handwashing at critical times as a means of washing Ebola away from Liberia.
Global Handwashing Day in Mirpurkhas, Sindh Sindh, Pakistan Fast Rural Development Program hosted a Global Handwashing Day in District Mirpurkhas, Sindh, Pakistan with the support of UNICEF Pakistan for 100 children.
Medowie Public School Celebrates Sydney, Australia The Hygiene Foundation of Australia conducted a hygiene training at Medowie Public School.
Handwashing Education for Mothers Pakistan On October 16, 2014, 60 local women attended a seminar handwashing seminar organized by the Institute of Mother & Child Care (I-MACCA).
Making an Impact in Lubumbashi, Congo Lubumbashi, Congo Located at Lubumbashi, MPH undertook a handwashing campaign at the church.
Global Handwashing Day at Nuku Anglo Primary School Nuku, Papua New Guinea The Global Handwashing Day team demonstrated how to build and use a tippy-tap; created a small play to demonstrate the importance of handwashing and health; and wrote a short handwashing song in Tok Pisin.
Maf-Carrefour Hyperstar's Global Handwashing Day Lahore, Pakistan A presentation was delivered to participants about handwashing benefits, history, and methods.
WASH Cluster Partners of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan Pakistan Schools, child friendly spaces, health centers, and internally displaced persons camps in the 14 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa celebrated Global Handwashing Day in 2014.
International Rescue Committee Celebrates Global Handwashing Day in May-Ayni Refugee Camp Ethiopia Around 2,100 people attended a handwashing event with the theme of “Choose handwashing, choose health.”
Global Handwashing Day Two Ethiopian Refugee Camps Ethiopia The International Rescue Committee celebrated Global Handwashing Day, in collaboration with partners, in two refugee camps in Ehiopia: Ashura & Sherkole.
Global Handwashing Day at Stolnichi Middle School Romania On 15 October, 2014, 296 students, aged 3 to 14, from the Middle School Stolnici participated in Global Handwashing Day.
Teaching Handwashing in Burkina Faso Burkina Faso A initiative teaching handwashing with soap to schoolchildren and their parents was held.
A Month-Long Celebration in Somaliland Somaliland The event objective was to raise awareness about the importance of the proper use of the toilets/latrines in the prevention of faecal-oral diseases that mostly affect young children.
Handwashing in Haiti Les Cayes, Haiti On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Hope for Haiti participated in Global Handwashing Day at two community schools.
Global Handwashing Day at St. John's Parish Lahore, Pakistan The day was celebrated at St. John's Parish, Youhanabad Lahore Pakistan, with school children to raise awareness about handwashing
WASH-B celebrates Global Handwashing Day Bangladesh On 15 October 2014, the WASH-B team of icddr,b celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Mymensing, Gazipur, Tangail, and Kishoregonj District. Around 3,500 children participated in the handwashing awareness campaign.
Manila Water Foundation Doubles its Reach for Global Handwashing Day Manila, Phillipines Manila Water Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Manila Water group in the Philippines, reached twice as many people from last year’s celebration through a week-long series of events for the 2014 Global Handwashing Day.
Handwashing Comic Book reinforces Handwashing Cambodia Cambodian Children's Dream Organization concentrated Global Handwashing Day efforts at Tapang School with 700 students
Handwashing Promotion in Killai, Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu, India In summer 2014 three Italian volunteers organised some activities for the promotion of good uses of water, sanitation, and handwashing in the rural village of Killai with students of governmental schools and children living at Nambikkai Centre.
Global Handwashing Day at British Embassy School Turkey Ankara, Turkey The British Embassy School Ankara, Turkey incorporated 'Global Handwashing Day' into their ongoing healthy and hygiene health promotion activities with a simple Powerpoint, some handwashing clips on YouTube, and a couple of fun experiments to demonstrate how germs are spread.
Horizon Development Organization Celebration in Pakistan Pakistan Horizon Development Organization celebrated and organized gatherings for Global Handwashing Day at school and community levels in different areas of district Dikhan and Lakki Marwat.
The Rwandan Youth Development and Voluntary Organization celebrates Global Handwashing Day Tare, Rwanda In this campaign RWAYDAVO taught elementary school aged children, youth, and parents the importance of handwashing with soap, including how and when to wash their hands, how to reduce hygiene related diseases such as diarrhea and acute respiratory infections, and promoted a global and local vision of handwashing with soap.
En Classe and Lifebuoy celebrating GHD at 12 schools in Kinshasa Kinshasa, Congo 20,000 Handwashers
Care 4 Kids Handwashing Fun Blackburn, United Kingdom 50 Handwashers

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