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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 10, 2017

Handwashing with Soap, Where Are We?

Originally published on, October 4, 2017. Global Handwashing Day (October 15) was established in 2008 as a platform to advocate for greater attention to hand hygiene. This effort, combined with many other efforts to bring attention to the need for improved water supply, sanitation, […]

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October 9, 2017

A future without handwashing

By Dr. Emmanuel Opong, Regional Director, WASH and Capacity Building, World Vision International. Originally published by World Vision International on October 4, 2017. What if no one ever washed their hands? Ever. Again. (And, yes, this includes no hand sanitizer) How long would we expect […]

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October 9, 2017

Global Handwashing Day 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – October 9, 2017. On October 15th, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, an international coalition of organizations working to promote handwashing with soap. Handwashing with […]

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October 5, 2017

WSSCC webinar series #2 on October 24: Approaches to Promote Handwashing & Sanitation Behaviour Change in LMICs

Join WSSCC on October 24th for their second in a two-part webinar series on interventions to promote handwashing and sanitation for the launch of the recent WSSCC/3ie systematic review, Approaches to Promote Handwashing and Sanitation Behaviour Change in Low and Middle Income Countries. Register here […]

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