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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, “Clean hands for all,” focuses on the importance of handwashing equity. This community forum serves as a conversational space that curates, collects, and maintains resources, blogs, and content for Global Handwashing Day. Learn more.

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September 19, 2016

Why Make Handwashing a Habit? An explanation of the Global Handwashing Day 2016 theme.

No matter where a baby is born, their parents are united by a common hope: that their child will grow up to be healthy, successful, and happy. And yet, for too many, these dreams aren’t realized. In 2016, 5.9 million children died before celebrating their […]

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August 18, 2016

A Cause for Celebration: Global Handwashing Day 2016

Originally published on the Clean, Fed & Nurtured website. Every October 15, hundreds of thousands of schools, community groups, organizations, and governments join together to promote handwashing with soap and celebrate Global Handwashing Day. This year is no different. Handwashing with soap is most often […]

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June 21, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Global Handwashing Day Theme: Make Handwashing a Habit!

The theme for Global Handwashing Day 2016 is “Make handwashing a habit!” For handwashing to be effective it must be practiced consistently at key times, such as after using the toilet or before contact with food. While habits must be developed over time, this theme […]

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May 31, 2016

Global Handwashing Day 2015 Report

In 2015, millions of people rallied around the slogan “Raise a Hand for Hygiene” and celebrated Global Handwashing Day. This report tells the story of Global Handwashing Day in 2015.

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