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October 9, 2015

Global Handwashing Day is truly global! Below you can see which blogs and news articles have been published stories about Global Handwashing Day. Have one to add? Email contact (@)


Action Against Hunger: Marking Global Handwashing Day in Ebola-impacted Sierra Leone 
Beyond 5 blog: Handwashing: The DIY vaccine
Devex Impact: How Unilever is harnessing its brand and consumer know-how to tackle hygiene
Global Citizen: In honor of GHD, watch Raya teach Elmo a valuable lesson
Global Health Hub: Unilever working through business, with partners to improve handwashing, WASH
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Staying safe in Liberia with water and soap
International Rescue Committee: World Handwashing Day: A village comes together to end cholera
IRC: Helping handwashing happen
ONE: 4 ways a recycled bar of soap is creating change in Uganda
Peace Corps Passport: On Global Handwashing Day, raise a hand for hygiene
Plan International: Handwashing: It’s more powerful than you think
Plan International: Raise your hand for handwashing
UNHCR: Sudanese refugees embrace Global Handwashing Day for disease control
UNICEF: In Iraq, taking steps to stamp out cholera
Sustainable Brands: Dow and Unilever Help Deliver a Healthier World, One Touch at a Time, for GHD
WaterAid: Global Handwashing Day: Time to finish the job on Global Goal 6
Wired International: October 15 is Global Handwashing Day!
World Bank Blog: Campaign art: Want to be a hero? First, go wash your hands.


Daily Sun: PRAN marks Handwashing Day
The New Nation: Rally on Handwashing Day held


Royal Society for Protection of Nature: Global Handwashing Day observed in Yoeseltse MSS in Samtse


Eco-Soap Bank: Introducing the Eco-Soap Blog


A Mother World: It’s Global Handwashing Day!
Times Colonist: Monique Keiran: Wash your hands to ward off zombies


Xinhuanet: Global Handwashing Day marked in Nepal


Daily News Egypt: 10,000 children participate in the Global Handwashing Day





The Fiji Times: A hand up for hygiene


Deutsche Welle: Don’t forget to wash your hands!


B.A. News: Sanitation specialist calls for cleanliness on GHD
Ghana Web: World Vision Ghana sensitizes visitors on handwashing
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation: Global Handwashing Day commemorated in Upper West
Ghana News Agency: CWSA, partners on handwashing with soap
Graphic Online: ‘We will wash our hands regularly’
Graphic Online: The power of handwashing in keeping sanitation-related diseases at bay
Graphic Online: Schoolchildren ‘raise hand’ for hygiene
Graphic Online: Increase awareness of handwashing
Graphic Online: Carex unveils handwashing ambassadors
Graphic Online: Significance of handwashing in preventing spread of infectious diseases
Modern Ghana: Goldfields observes Global Handwashing Day
Vibe Ghana: Most basic schools in Skd/Tdi lack sanitation


Assam Tribune Online: Handwashing day observed
Assam Times: Global Handwashing Day at Mebo
The Avenue Mail: Jusco school celebrates Global Handwashing Day
E-Pao!: Tamenglong joins Global Handwashing Day
Everything Experimental: Dettol pays a tribute to Dr. Abdul Kalam on GHD
The Economic Times: Assam school children torch bearers of handwashing
IBN Live: Children learn to wash hands the right way from Sachin Tendulkar, Muralitharan Narendra Modi’s move towards sustainable development
India News Channel: Global Handwashing Day 2015
India Today: Busting 4 myths about handwashing
The Hindu: Unicef campaign for handwashing
The Hindu: Handwashing Day observed in six schools
The Hindu: Raising hands for handwashing day
The Hindu: Statewide campaign to promote handwashing
Kashmir Images: 8th Annual Global Handwashing Day observed in Anantnag
Nagaland Post: “Global Handwashing Day” observed across Nagaland
NYOOOZ: Handwashing Day observed
Peace and Collaborative Development Network: Videos of GHD workshop and celebrations
The Thumb Print: Field trip on Global Handwashing Day 2015
The Sangai Express: Global Handwashing Day observed
The Statesman: S Corpn celebrates “Handwashing Day”
Scope News: Hanjura for setting in motion sustained awareness campaign
Times of India: Sanitation drive by MSU students Making handwashing fun


Jakarta Globe: Filmmaker Nia Dianta focuses her camera on handwashing


Welfare Society Territory: World map of citizens who do not wash their hands


HiviSasa: Kikuyu sub-county raises a hand for hygiene
HiviSasa: Global Handwashing Day activities held in Juja
Nakuru News: Twenty hospitalised as cholera strikes Mogotio again


Lesotho News Agency: Lesotho Celebrates Global Handwashing Day
Lesotho News Agency: Monyamane to Commemorate the National Global Handwashing Day


GNN Liberia: Liberia celebrates Global Handwashing Day, massive & jubilant turnout after Ebola crisis


5 Little Angels: Stay healthy at Global Handwashing Day with Lifebuoy at Kidzania


The Namibian: 17,000 diarrhoea cases in Omusati
The Namibian: About Global Handwashing Day


The Himalayan Times: Slum students taught proper handwashing practices


Terre des hommes: Handwashing: A “do-it-yourself” vaccine that saves lives

New Zealand

Voxy: Happy birthday for handwashing


African Network for Environment & Economic Justice: ANEEJ marks Global Handwashing Day
Akwa Ibom: October 15, observed globally as Global Handwashing Day
AllAfrica: Why handwashing shouldn’t end with Ebola scare
AllAfrica: Firm promotes handwashing practice in schools
Citi 97.3 Online: Carex promotes hygiene amongst pupils
Concern Universal Blog: World’s largest ever Global Handwashing Day campaign launches in Nigeria
Chat with Dr. Ketch: Daily Health Tips: Global Handwashing Day
Daily Times: How UNICEF, others redefined World Handwashing Day in Nigeria
Daily Trust: Why handwashing shouldn’t end with Ebola scare
Environment Guru: Global Handwashing Day in Nakuru
Leadership Nigeria: World leaders raise a hand for hygiene
Leadership Nigeria: Dangote Foundation promises intervention
National Mirror: Lack of hygiene places IDPs at increased risk – NGOs
News 24 Nigeria: WaterAid launches school hygiene competition on Global Handwashing Day
News 7 Nigeria: Dettol: Helen Paul, Omoni Oboli, Eku Edewor, Noble Igwe to commemorate Global Handwashing Day 2015
News Agency of Nigeria: Hand Washing: Have Nigerians dropped guards against infectious diseases?
New Telegraph: Handwashing prevents diseases, saves lives  – Unigloves, others
Nigerian Observer: Washing of hand and healthy living
Oakland Gists: Photos from Rotanauth Handwashing Project
Post Nigeria: Apart from preventing Ebola, check out 4 brutal truths behind handwashing
Premium Times: World’s biggest handwashing campaign launches in Nigeria
The Authority: Handwashing saves lives more than vaccines, medicine – UNICEF
The Authority: Handwashing can check hepatitis A, diarrhea, others
The Eagle: Airtel backs DRASA on healthcare interventions
The Independent: What UNICEF survey revealed about handwashing in Nigeria
The Nation: Multinationals create awareness on hand washing
The Nation: NGO advocates improved handwashing habit
The Punch: Nigeria’s SDGs: From handwashing to WASH
The Tide: Public Health: Importance of handwashing
YNaija: Dettol strengthens hygiene practices as celebrities join in commemoration of GHD 2015


Propakistani: Global Handwashing Day: Washing hands can save lives
The News International: World handwashing day marked
The Express Tribune: GHD: ‘64% Pakistanis are using improved sanitation facilities’
The Express Tribune: GHD: Soap use termed best deterrent to infectious diseases

Papua New Guinea

EMTV Online: Global Handwashing Day 2015


ABS CBN News: Global Handwashing Day held to fight diseases
ABS CBN News: Expert: Germs, bacteria abound in everyday items
Cotabato City: Cotabato city joins the Global Handwashing Day celebration
Kiat Cebu: “Linis Lusog sa Global Handwashing”
Philippine Star: ARMM hailed for Global Handwashing Day program
Rappler: Clean hands, better health: Global Handwashing Day
Smart: Smart, Batibot joing Maynilad for Global Handwashing Day
The Standard: Cebu students at forefront of handwashing campaign
The Standard: WHO lauds Muslim Mindanao schools’ sanitation programs

Sierra Leone

Sierra Express Media: Lack of access to hygiene could endanger new Development Agenda
Sierra Express Media: Market women observe Global Handwashing Day
Sierra Leone News.Net: Handwashing reduces risk of death in diseases – ACF

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Gazette: Binzagr Unilever, Lifebuoy raise value of handwashing

Solomon Islands

Solomon Times: Rural women recognized for underpinning sustainable development

South Africa

African Independent: Proper handwashing essential to cut child death rate
AllAfrica: South Africa: Country celebrates Global Handwashing Day
DRUM Magazine: Global Handwashing Day
IOL Mobile: Six places where germs lurk
Soul Beat: WASH in Africa
South African Government: Water and sanitation celebrates GHD
Star Africa: Government partners with Unilever to Celebrate Global Handwashing Day
The Star: Diarrhea the biggest killer of children under five
Star FM: Interview with Edward Guzha, Practical Action Southern Africa
WaterSan Perspective: Have you washed your hands today?

South Sudan

Gurtong: Lake States commemorates Global Handwashing Day
Gurtong: More than 800,000 children mark world handwashing day in Juba
Gurtong: Global Handwashing Day commemorated in NBGS

Sri Lanka

Hiru Business News: Lifebuoy celebrates 8th annual Global Handwashing Day in Matara
Lanka Business News: Lifebuoy celebrates GHD in Matara


Asante Africa: Global Handwashing Day honored in Tanzania


Matangi Tonga Online: Tonga’s Hygiene Champions


New Vision: Only two out of ten people in Uganda wash their hands
The Observer: SNV intensifies hand washing campaign
UWASNET: Ugandan Leaders commit to being WASH ambassadors
Radio Pacis: Handwashing Day: Raise a hand for hygiene

United Arab Emirates

Gulf News: Handwashing is a critical task
Dubai PR Network: Saudi Arabia celebrates GHD through a series of awareness events

United Kingdom

Bromsgrove Standard: Finstall First School marks GHD
Cannon Hygiene UK: Cannon Hygiene “Raises a hand for hygiene” on Global Handwashing Day
Care Group UK: Keeping it clean for Global Handwashing Day
HandryersUK Blog: Are we still promoting regular and thorough handwashing as the best way to prevent the spread of infection?
International Coalition for Trachoma Control: Raising a hand for hygiene on Global Handwashing Day
Irongate Group: Celebrating Global Handwashing Day!
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Global Handwashing Day event
Longitude Prize: Handwashing: A top defense against illness and drug resistance
Macclesfield Express: Children at Macclesfield school scrub up for handwashing lesson
Mansfield and Ashfield CCG: “Annoying” music craze reprised for hand hygiene appeal
Newark Advertiser: GHD campaign features Gangnam Style
Practical Action: Raise a hand for hygiene
Reuters: Global Handwashing Day and Goal 6
Reuters: Proper handwashing essential to cut high child death rate – UNICEF
Sightsavers: WASH and NTDs finally make it official
The Metro: 7 germ-infested surfaces in your office you wish you could avoid touching

United States

Bradley: Global Handwashing Day focuses on need for universal hand hygiene
Dentistry IQ: Help raise awareness for Global Handwashing Day!
Denver Water: Do you know your handwashing personality?
Devex: How Unilever is harnessing its brand and consumer know-how to tackle hygiene
Dr. Oz The Good Life: Regular Soap vs. Antibacterial Soap
Dow: Dow and Unilever help deliver a healthier world, one touch at a time for Global Handwashing Day
Edge Media Network: It takes more than a quick rinse
Examiner: Handwashing Day, October 15, 2015
Facility Safety Management: Deb Group Celebrates Global Handwashing Day|
Huffington Post Blog: Global Handwashing Day in the time of Ebola
Manhattan College ITS Blog: Global Handwashing Day – Technology Hygiene
MTV News: Meet the 23-year-old who’s saving lives with bars of used hotel soap
NPR: Goats who eat soap are the enemy of Global Handwashing Day
NewsWise: ACI: Simple steps to make every day Global Handwashing Day GHD & other interesting stuff (really!)
Preemie Babies 101: Singing ‘Happy birthday’ on Global Handwashing Day
Reddit AMA with Dow Chemical: The Science of Soap
SHARP Health News: Handwashing harmonies
The Two-Woman Crusade: The importance of WASH
United Way: Celebrate good health and hygiene on Global Handwashing Day
USAID: Global Handwashing Day: Preventing diseases & saving lives
Veritiv: Today is Global Handwashing Day!
Voice of America: Campaign reminds Congo handwashing saves lives
WZZM13: Children celebrate Global Handwashing Day


Voice of Vietnam: Vietnam responds to Global Handwashing Day


Star FM: Interviews Edward Guzha for Global Handwashing Day

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