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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 20, 2021

Global Handwashing Day High-Level Commitments Event

On 15th October, Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, and the Global Handwashing Partnership hosted a high-level event to launch the first State of the World’s Hand Hygiene report and share how governments are driving efforts to scale up hand hygiene. The event […]

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October 18, 2021

Wash’Em: resources and tools to design handwashing promotion programmes for COVID-19 response

This case study was developed by the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub. Country and region: Global Organisation: Wash’Em is a collaboration between Action Contre la Faim (ACF), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology). It is funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). […]

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October 15, 2021

The Great Wall turned blue on Global Handwashing Day! Safeguard “Spread Health Across China” Campaign partner with CCTV.com to advocate protecting the health starting from hands

By: Cheryl Li, Safeguard On the occasion of Global Handwashing Day on October 15, 2021, Safeguard “Spread Health Across China” campaign, partnered with CCTV.com, held a livestream event of a splendid ceremony on the Great Wall in Beijing, China. Officers of the National Health Commission, […]

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