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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, “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene,” 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 12, 2023

Global Handwashing Day: why we need system-wide action for universal hand hygiene

This article was originally published on the WaterAid website. By: Sophie Hickling and Om Prasad Gautam Abida, 10, washes her hands with soap and fresh running water. Jatrabari, Dhaka, Bangladesh. September 2022. WaterAid/ Habibul Haque   The theme of Global Handwashing Day this year is […]

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October 11, 2023

Tork Thinks Ahead to Sustainability in its Hand Hygiene Products and Innovative Business Model

This information was originally published on Essity’s Global Handwashing Day Page. Global Handwashing Day provides a key moment to highlight our hand hygiene expertise and show how we are leading with sustainability driven innovation. Handwashing with soap is substantially more effective at cleaning your hands […]

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October 10, 2023

Ensuring Clean Food and Hands for Healthier Babies: The Need to Learn Across Sectors

By Caroline van der Voorden, Julia Rosenbaum, and Gretchen Thompson Photo Credit: USAID Food hygiene has been largely neglected in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. Traditional WASH interventions have focused on reducing exposure to fecal contamination through improved water supply, the use of […]

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October 9, 2023

CDC and Partners Work to Advance Hand Hygiene Practices in Primary Schools in Central America

By: Brittany M. Robinson and Victoria Trinies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Learning about and practicing hand hygiene in primary education settings is critical to preventing the spread of infectious diseases among school-aged children and staff. Hand hygiene behavior, particularly handwashing with soap, is […]

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