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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day

We do hope that handwashing is a regular practice that you do every day, but on October 15 you should put just a little more thought to it as it is Global Handwashing Day. Until COVID-19 happened, handwashing and its importance in helping prevent the spread of diseases is something that most of us probably never gave much thought to. But the global pandemic has shone a light on the importance of handwashing, meaning this day now carries extra relevance, even though it has been around since 2008.

Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership as an opportunity to design and implement creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap, especially during critical times.

The first Global Handwashing Day was held in 2008. Since then, the community as well as national leaders and influencers have used this national holiday to spread awareness about the value of clean hands. It is a valuable message, hand washing is such a simple practice, but it really can make all the difference and save lives.

Global Handwashing Day continues to grow. It’s endorsed by schools, governments, international institutions, private companies, civil society organizations, and more.

1.Post on social media
Share on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other platforms to raise awareness about the importance of handwashing.

2.Get involved
Promote Global Handwashing Day in your community by ordering handwashing posters and fliers and posting them throughout the community’s public spaces such as parks and schools.

3.Practice hand washing
Always wash your hands with soap, especially before eating and cooking and after using the bathroom.

A. Clean hands save lives
We’re making a difference by modeling ideal handwashing behavior and reminding others to always wash their hands, especially during critical times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

B. It creates awareness
It really does save lives, but not everybody realizes that and Global Handwashing Day is here to make people more aware of the difference washing your hands can make.

C. It’s easy
Handwashing with soap is one of the most basic, healthiest habits that we can pick up.


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