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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 14, 2016

Let’s make handwashing habits a social norm by spreading the word not the germs

By Will Sawyer, MD Did you know that your hands can be deadly? Yes, your hands. They carry many germs that can cause morbidity and even mortality. This is why handwashing habits serve as such a critical behavior for all to adopt early in life. […]

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October 14, 2016

Five Things I’ve Learned from Accidentally Starting a Handwashing Program

By Barclay Martin I never set out to run a handwashing initiative. In fact, this whole project started because I love music, culture and people. What began as a simple idea for a week of art projects bloomed into a completely new story of health […]

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October 12, 2016

A Global Handwashing Day Infographic from Clinell Direct

In celebration of Global Handwashing Day, Clinell Direct, dives into facts about hand hygiene in the UK. View their infographic here to learn more and be inspired to improve your own handwashing habit.  

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October 11, 2016

Additional handwashing resources from UNICEF

UNICEF, a GHP Steering Committee member, has a number of resources designed to help water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs achieve a greater impact. The following tools provide many great ways for implementers to better promote handwashing habit formation both on and after Global Handwashing Day. Three Star […]

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