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Global Handwashing Day, October 15

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.

Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.

About Global Handwashing Day

Handwashing with soap is a "do-it-yourself vaccine" that prevents infections and saves lives.

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View our latest tools and downloadable materials to promote global handwashing in your community.

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Read about the latest Global Handwashing Day events and find events in your area.


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