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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 11, 2021

H is for Handwashing

By: Aarti Daryanani, Unilever ‘H for Handwashing’ was built on the premise that effective behaviour change must start at an early age. We took inspiration from UNICEF’s early childhood development research, which demonstrates that the right support and interventions in the early years of life […]

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October 8, 2021

Global Handwashing Day Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – October 8, 2021. Every October 15, millions of people come together to celebrate Global Handwashing Day through worldwide celebrations, events, and advocacy campaigns. Founded in 2008 by the Global Handwashing Partnership, Global Handwashing Day serves as a platform to raise awareness of and […]

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October 1, 2021

How to Get Involved This Global Handwashing Day

By: Aarin Palomares, Global Handwashing PartnershipEvery year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day serves as a platform to raise awareness and build commitment for hand hygiene. The cross-cutting benefits of hand hygiene were further highlighted in the context of COVID-19. As the pandemic continues in […]

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December 18, 2020

[Webinar Summary] Addressing Handwashing at a Systems Level

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the Global Handwashing Partnership hosted a webinar entitled “Addressing Handwashing at a Systems Level” as part of its Handwashing Thursday Series. The series aims to amplify the launch of the Partnership’s most recent publication: The Handwashing Handbook. The handbook, which […]

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