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Why are clean hands still important?

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.

Clean hands remain a fundamental defense against the spread of infections, illnesses, and harmful germs. Whether in hospitals, schools, or everyday interactions, practicing handwashing with soap contributes to better health outcomes and a safer world for everyone. As the world shifts beyond these recent years, we are asking a critical question, Why are clean hands still important? The answer lies in our collective responsibility to safeguard public health, prevent infections, and promote wellbeing.

Why are clean hands still important to you?

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