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.
This unprecedented time provides a unique impetus to institutionalize hand hygiene as a fundamental component of health and safety. The learnings from the past year have emphasized the need for collective action to address the historic neglect of hand hygiene investments, policies, and programs once and for all. As we enter a new normal, beyond COVID-19, our future is at hand. This year’s theme, “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together,” calls for coordinated action as we actively work toward universal hand hygiene.
No matter your role, you can celebrate Global Handwashing Day!
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By: Dr John Hines, Global Director of RD&E at SC Johnson Professional Image credit: SC Johnson Professional The events of the last two years has brought infection transmission, control and prevention to the forefront of our collective consciousness, not just in healthcare but in all […]
Gravit`eau handwashing systems recycle water and reduce water consumption to about 5 ml of water per hand wash. The gravity-driven autarkic setup works without a power supply. We share the results of a 12-month evaluation of the Gravit`eau handwashing systems in a refugee camp in […]
By: Jennifer Ayres, FHI 360 On October 4-8, I attended the 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice. This is an annual conference where leading experts in the WASH sector explore issues related to safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources […]
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