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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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November 17, 2016

2016 Global Handwashing Day Survey: We want to hear from you!

Did you celebrate Global Handwashing Day this year? If so, we want your feedback! We want to assess the impact of the tools we produced for Global Handwashing Day and learn how we can best be a resource next year. Please let us know what you […]

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October 25, 2016

Celebrate World Toilet Day 2016!

Global Handwashing Day 2016 may be over, but the upcoming World Toilet Day presents an excellent opportunity to continue the momentum around sanitation and hygiene. This year, the theme is Toilets and Jobs. We know that sanitation and hygiene are essential to creating a strong […]

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October 14, 2016

Dow Supports Global Handwashing Day with the When, How and Why of Handwashing Infographic

Aligned to the ‘Leading the Blueprint’ 2025 Sustainability Goal, Dow supports the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) to promote the simple, healthy practice of handwashing. Each year October 15 marks global handwashing day, a time for awareness and education around the benefits of handwashing with soap. To […]

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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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