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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, “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene,” 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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November 10, 2017

World Pneumonia Day Calls for Equitable Investments into Child Health, including Handwashing

By Swati Sudarsan & Mica Williams, IVAC World Pneumonia Day, established in 2009, is marked annually on November 12th to recognize one of the top causes of death in young children around the world. It is a day when the global health community reflects on […]

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November 9, 2017

My hands don’t look dirty, so they must be clean, right?

By Ashley Latimer, Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer at PATH.  Nishita’s mother, Sheikh Rehana Rahman, helps her to wash hand at her home in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nishita was having high fever, up to temperature of 102 to 104 degree centigrade along with sore throat, vomiting, […]

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October 24, 2017

Celebrating Global Handwashing Day 2017 on Facebook Live

The Global Handwashing members and partners are celebrating handwashing all month on the Global Handwashing Day Facebook page. Be sure to ‘like’ Global Handwashing Day on Facebook. Then, join us as we go live with handwashing champions to talk about why handwashing with soap is […]

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October 16, 2017

Handwashing with soap: why should we care?

By Om Prasad Gautam, Senior WASH Manager for Hygiene, WaterAid UK; originally published on 13 October 2017 by WaterAid. Every year we celebrate Global Handwashing Day on 15 October with exciting, innovative activities across many countries. But why? What role should handwashing play in the global development […]

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