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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 15, 2021

The Great Wall turned blue on Global Handwashing Day! Safeguard “Spread Health Across China” Campaign partner with to advocate protecting the health starting from hands

By: Cheryl Li, Safeguard On the occasion of Global Handwashing Day on October 15, 2021, Safeguard “Spread Health Across China” campaign, partnered with, held a livestream event of a splendid ceremony on the Great Wall in Beijing, China. Officers of the National Health Commission, […]

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October 14, 2021

Global Handwashing Day: a chance to seize political will and fund hand hygiene for all

This post was originally posted on the WaterAid website. On Global Handwashing Day, Dr Om Prasad Gautam highlights why governments must lead and own efforts to increase funding for hand hygiene, and ensure that everyone, everywhere has somewhere to wash their hands by 2030. Around […]

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October 14, 2021

Ugandan healthcare facilities produce own alcohol-based hand rub during COVID-19

This post was originally posted on the CDC’s website. Sign mounted on tree outside local ABHR production facility in Amuru, Uganda that says, “Together we will kick COVID-19 out of Uganda.” Photo credit: IDI As COVID-19 spread around the world in early 2020, countries – rich and poor […]

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October 13, 2021

A healthy, climate-resilient future must ensure access to WASH

By: Laura Kallen, DefeatDD The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into stark relief longstanding inequities. Families without access to primary healthcare, vaccines, nutrition, or safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) have been more heavily impacted by the pandemic and its related disruptions, and this uneven burden […]

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