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Let’s make handwashing habits a social norm by spreading the word not the germs

October 14, 2016

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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Habits matter. This is why you should promote them!

October 7, 2016

By Bijan Manavizadeh Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme […]

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Why Make Handwashing a Habit? An explanation of the Global Handwashing Day 2016 theme.

September 19, 2016

No matter where a baby is born, their parents are united by a common hope: that their child will grow up to be healthy, successful, and happy. And yet, for too many, these dreams aren’t realized. In 2016, 5.9 million children died before celebrating their […]

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Handwashing with Soap: A Safe and Effective Way to Prevent Infections

June 30, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a proposed rule seeking additional evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in consumer hand sanitizing products. Hand hygiene is vitally important for preventing the spread of infection, and as consumers increasingly choose […]

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