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The Global Handwashing Partnership

The Global Handwashing Partnership works to save children's lives and improve health by promoting handwashing with soap. Learn More >


The Global Handwashing Partnership is a coalition that brings together the expertise, experience, ideas, resources, and reach of the public and private sectors around the world to promote handwashing with soap. Our vision is for handwashing with soap to be universally promoted and practiced at all critical times.

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We help practitioners harness the latest research and learning about handwashing and behavior change. Our website, education modules, webinars, events, and handwashing research summaries help turn knowledge into action. Visit our resource library to find tools and materials to use in your work.

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Handwashing with soap contributes to better health, nutrition, education, and equity. This practice can help achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals—but it must be accessible to all. Learn how you can use your voice to call for more attention to handwashing with soap in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases. It is an opportunity to learn, design, test, replicate, and share creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times. Find all the tools you need to plan a Global Handwashing Day celebration, and how continue the momentum beyond October 15th.

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