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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Every year, the UNC Water & Health Conference convenes actors from civil society, government, research institutions, and the private sector to discuss successes, identify current gaps, and highlight ways to move forward. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference was held on a virtual platform, […]
By: Lily McCann, FHI 360/Global Handwashing Partnership On October 1, 2020, the Global Handwashing Partnership launched the Handwashing Thursday Series. The series aims to amplify the launch of the Partnership’s most recent publication: The Handwashing Handbook. The handbook launched on Global Handwashing Day 2020, and […]
On October 15, 2020, the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and the United Kingdom Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in collaboration with UN Water, WHO, UNICEF, the Global Handwashing Partnership, and Hand Hygiene for All core partners hosted a high-level event […]
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