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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, “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together,” calls for collective action. This community forum serves as a conversational space that curates, collects, and maintains resources, blogs, and content for Global Handwashing Day.

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October 1, 2019

How to get involved this Global Handwashing Day

By: Aarin Palomares, Global Handwashing Partnership Global Handwashing Day is happening on October 15! Every year, Global Handwashing Day serves as an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The […]

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June 28, 2019

The 2018 Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank Report: Perspectives from a WASH Sector Lead

By: Dr. Arne Panesar, Head of the GIZ Sector Program “Sustainable Sanitation” The Global Handwashing Partnership’s Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank in October 2018 brought hygiene experts from multiple sectors together to share their knowledge on learning and action in handwashing behavior change. Now, the […]

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October 8, 2018

Global Handwashing Day 2018 Press Release

      WASHINGTON, DC – Global Handwashing Day is on October 15th. The day is marked by worldwide celebrations, events, and advocacy campaigns. In 2017, more than 500 million people promoted the simple, life-saving act of handwashing with soap on Global Handwashing Day. The […]

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October 1, 2018

Lessons from 10 Years of Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is just two weeks away, and  this October 15 will mark the 10th annual celebration of the Day. In preparation for this year’s Global Handwashing Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership conducted a review of the impact, opportunities, and limitations of the Day. […]

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