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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 7, 2016

Join a Global Handwashing Day virtual event, hosted by the CDC on October 14

On Friday, October 14 at 10:30 am EDT, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a live presentation on handwashing! You can join this event here.  

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October 5, 2016

PZ Cussons and Concern Universal launch Nigeria’s biggest Global Handwashing Day campaign!

View the original press release published on October 1, 2016 here . Today sees the launch of a month-long campaign to promote hand hygiene among school children that will be the largest celebration of Global Handwashing Day ever in Nigeria! For the third year in a row, UK-based […]

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October 5, 2016

Science of Habit webinar hosted by World Vision

On October 20, World Vision hosted a webinar with Dr David Neal who explored handwashing and the Science of Habit. Participants learned a great deal from Dr Neal, and some excellent resources were shared. World Vision also opened up a discussion thread on the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) […]

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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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