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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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October 10, 2019

New Handwashing Campaign: Life is Better with Clean Hands

By: David M. Berendes, PhD, MSPH, Epidemiologist at CDC This Global Handwashing Day (October 15, 2019), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Life is Better with Clean Hands, a new handwashing campaign designed to motivate adults to make clean hands […]

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October 9, 2019

Case Studies from the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria Programme

By: Noga Flexer, United Purpose The Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria (RUSHPIN) Programme, implemented by United Purpose and funded by the United Nation’s Global Sanitation Fund (through WSSCC) aims to end open defecation and poor hygiene practices in Nigeria using the innovative ‘Community-led […]

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October 8, 2019

How SuperTowel can ensure ‘Clean Hands for All’

By: Torben Holm Larsen, Real Relief Global Handwashing Day is all about promoting handwashing with soap – of course! However, it is easy to forget that for many people handwashing with soap is not easy to practice. This year’s theme ‘Clean Hands for All’ draws […]

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October 7, 2019

Special Olympics is Leaving No One Behind

By: Kristin Hughes Srour, Special Olympics International Photo Credit: Special Olympics International As the world rallies around Global Handwashing Day, it is important to bring awareness to those who face barriers and challenges around hygiene and handwashing. Although access to safe water and sanitation is […]

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