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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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October 6, 2022

Gender considerations for hygiene programming: Insights from the 2021 Handwashing Innovations Think Tank

This article was originally published on FHI 360’s website. By: Aarin Palomares and Morgan Toth The past five to ten years highlight the increasing focus on delivering more inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming. Spurred on by the Sustainable Development Goals, program implementers must […]

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October 5, 2022


By: Mushtaq Dualeh, CDC Global WASH in the time of COVID-19 Increasing access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and hygiene practices are key to reducing the spread of diseases. During the COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene practices like handwashing and environmental cleaning were identified as […]

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October 4, 2022

How to Get Involved This 2022 Global Handwashing Day

By: Yuki Cui, Global Handwashing Partnership On October 15 of every year, Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is dedicated to raising awareness, understanding, and commitment to promote handwashing as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The importance and cross-cutting benefits of […]

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July 7, 2022

Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene

The Global Handwashing Partnership is thrilled to announce the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day, “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene.” According to the latest WHO/UNICEF JMP Report, we must quadruple current rates of progress to achieve the hygiene targets highlighted under Sustainable Development Goals […]

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