October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides a stark reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of a virus is also one of the simplest: hand hygiene, especially through handwashing with soap. To beat the virus today and ensure better health outcomes beyond the pandemic, handwashing with soap must be a priority now and in the future. This year’s theme, Hand Hygiene for All, calls for all of society to achieve universal hand hygiene.
No matter your role, you can celebrate Global Handwashing Day!
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This interview was originally posted on the Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network website. Combining hand hygiene and broader water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions with NTD programs is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve public health. WASH, including hand and face washing, prevents […]
By: The Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at CDC The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published the “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” which describes handwashing behaviors before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report findings suggest that the percentage of U.S. adults who […]
By: Nadine Leslie If you were lucky enough to grow up in a place that has ample clean water, hopefully your parents and teachers instilled in you good handwashing habits. Because right now, there is little that will pay off more for you and your […]
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