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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 5, 2017

Diarrhea Innovations Group will host a global Twitter relay on October 11

On October 11, PATH’s Diarrhea Innovations Group will host a global Twitter relay about innovations to defeat diarrheal disease (#OvertakeDD). The Global Handwashing Partnership will participate in the relay at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT. Groups not formally participating in the relay  can hook into […]

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October 4, 2017

Beyond Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is a once-a-year opportunity to make a big splash in support of handwashing with soap, but the important work of hygiene promotion shouldn’t end after October 15. Download the infographic on the right for five things you can do to continue the momentum. If all […]

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September 14, 2017

Global Handwashing Day 2017 Planner’s Guide available in French and Spanish!

The Global Handwashing Day 2017 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, you can contact us or send us an email at Once you’ve designed your […]

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September 7, 2017

Take the Handwashing Quiz!

You may already know a lot about how, when, and why to wash your hands with soap to protect your own health. But how does that act contribute to a healthier world? Find out how much you know about how handwashing matters for public health, […]

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