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Global Handwashing Day, October 15

Supporters

Global Handwashing Day supporters make it possible for millions of people to celebrate the importance of handwashing with soap on October 15th. These organizations  provide resources to support Global Handwashing Day materials, coordination, and promotion. If your organization is interested in becoming a Global Handwashing Day supporter, please contact us.

Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive was a founding member of the GHP. A cleaner, healthy environment is important to Colgate not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it makes good business sense.


FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. FHI 360 currently houses the Secretariat of the GHP, and its predecessor organization was a founder of the GHP.


The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Since its founding in 1899, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been a leader in education and research in the global health field. Their mission is to improve health worldwide by translating technical knowledge into real world solutions.


Procter and Gamble

P&G believe that before they can serve the world’s remaining consumers profitably, they can reach them altruistically through social responsibility programs, improving their lives in ways that enable them to thrive, to increase their quality of living and, over time, to join the population of consumers they serve with P&G brands.


UNICEF

UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund. UNICEF’s work is carried out in 191 countries through country programs and National Committees. Their programs help to promote handwashing and hygiene behavioral change by: advocating for increased funding for hygiene activities and the inclusion of hygiene in sectoral policies and strategies; supporting national & sub-national handwashing campaigns; including strong hygiene components within its own WASH programs in the field; ensuring that handwashing and hygiene are components of emergency response programs; developing strategies and tools to encourage handwashing promotion by community health & outreach workers; encouraging hygiene promotion in schools and the empowerment of children as agents of change within their families and communities.


Unilever

For Unilever, sustainability is integral to how they do business. By 2020, they aim to help more than a billion people to improve their health and well-being. Their brand Lifebuoy aims to make a difference by creating accessible hygiene products (soap) and promoting healthy hygiene habits.  Handwashing behavior change programs are now central to Lifebuoy plans in all countries where the Lifebuoy brand is present, with hygiene promotion activities fully embedded into brand activities on an on-going basis.


USAID

USAID is the lead U.S. government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. As a founding partner of the GHP in 2001, USAID is a key stakeholder in the partnership. Through funding, advocating for hygiene, and providing technical expertise through USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, the Agency has leveraged its relationship with the GHP and partners to make significant progress on improving hygiene in communities around the world. 


World Bank

As the world’s largest multilateral source of financing for
water in developing countries, the World Bank is working closely with partners to achieve “A Water-Secure World for All,” by investing in solutions that enable universal access to water supply and sanitation, promote water security, and build resilient societies.


The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and membership organization that works to save lives and improve livelihoods. It does so by enhancing collaboration among sector agencies and professionals who are working to improve access for the 2.5 billion people without safe sanitation and the 783 million people without clean drinking water.


Essity

Essity is committed to the long-term goal of improving hygiene  standards around the world through dialogue and programs that lead to behavior change. Millions of people use Essity products daily, and as one of the largest hygiene and health companies in the world, they recognize their responsibility to raise awareness of the undeniable link between hygiene and overall health and well-being.

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