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.
Recent years have seen a rise in hand hygiene commitment and action. While great strides have been made, we must triple our current efforts to achieve global hand hygiene targets. Through strong leadership and collective efforts, we can close gaps in access and practice to achieve hand hygiene for all. Everyone has a role to play to ensure clean hands are within reach.
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By: Sarit Baum, Head of Partnerships and Communications, NALA Over 1 billion people worldwide suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) associated with inadequate access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Including diseases like trachoma, schistosomiasis, and soil-transmitted helminths (STH), NTDs disproportionately impact marginalized and […]
By: Parnil Sarin, Brand Director, Lifebuoy Unilever As we commemorate another Global Handwashing Day, the importance of this annual event takes on an even more significant meaning in the context of the challenges the world has faced in recent times. Hand hygiene has proven to […]
By: Meriam Zegeye, Global Handwashing Partnership On October 11th, the Global Handwashing Partnership hosted its annual Global handwashing Day event to celebrate handwashing progress and energize commitments to handwashing going forward. The event featured global and country level leaders and highlighted opportunities for changemaking at […]
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