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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 year’s theme, “Clean hands for all,” focuses on the importance of handwashing equity. This community forum serves as a conversational space that curates, collects, and maintains resources, blogs, and content for Global Handwashing Day. Learn more.

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October 19, 2020

Global Handwashing Day – Accelerating Toward Hand Hygiene for All

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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October 16, 2020

Global Handwashing Day Interview with NNN Vice-Chair, Arielle Dolegui

This interview was originally posted on the Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network website. Combining hand hygiene and broader water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions with NTD programs is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve public health. WASH, including hand and face washing, prevents […]

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October 15, 2020

Reported Handwashing Behaviors Among U.S. Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

By: The Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at CDC The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published the “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” which describes handwashing behaviors before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report findings suggest that the percentage of U.S. adults who […]

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October 15, 2020

This simplest act can make the world a better place

By: Nadine Leslie If you were lucky enough to grow up in a place that has ample clean water, hopefully your parents and teachers instilled in you good handwashing habits. Because right now, there is little that will pay off more for you and your […]

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