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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 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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September 18, 2018

Global Handwashing Day 2018 Planner’s Guide available in French and Spanish!

The Global Handwashing Day 2018 Planner’s Guide is now available in French and Spanish. You can access it on our Global Handwashing Day resources page here. For questions about planning a celebration, please e-mail us at Once you’ve designed your Global Handwashing Day campaign or event, let […]

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August 9, 2018

Global Handwashing Day Planner’s Guide and Social Media Toolkit are out now!

The 2018 Global Handwashing Day Planner’s Guide and Social Media Toolkit are now available! The Global Handwashing Partnership developed the Planner’s Guide and Social Media Toolkit to help planners with their Global Handwashing Day events or campaigns. The Planner’s Guide serves as an all-in-one resource, […]

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