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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 15, 2015

Terre des hommes celebrates in 10 countries

On the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day, Terre des hommes teams worldwide have organised events in ten countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They aim to reach over 250,000 people with a campaign to wash hands with soap at critical times. Aligned with the Global Public-Private […]

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October 14, 2015

WSUP celebrates around the world!

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) will celebrate Global Handwashing Day in many countries where they work. See their different plans below! BANGLADESH WSUP, with its partner NGO, will participate in five events in five settlements on 15th October, rally, and handwashing demonstration. […]

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October 9, 2015

Media & Blog Coverage

Global Handwashing Day is truly global! Below you can see which blogs and news articles have been published stories about Global Handwashing Day. Have one to add? Email contact (@) Global Action Against Hunger: Marking Global Handwashing Day in Ebola-impacted Sierra Leone  Beyond 5 blog: Handwashing: The […]

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October 8, 2015

Global Handwashing Day 2015: Who is celebrating where?

Over the next month we will catalog upcoming Global Handwashing Day celebrations. Want us to list yours? Email! Argentina Organizers: Hospital de Niños de La Plata with Aguas Bonaerenses S.A When: Thursday, October 15 from 10-13 Where: Parque Saavedra, La Plata City, Buenos Aires, Argentina. […]

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