Global Hand Washing Day

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Global Hand Washing Day

What is Global Hand Washing Day?

The World Health Organization estimates that 5,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhoea diseases. Almost all could be prevented with improved hygiene and sanitation.

One simple thing we can do to help improve health is wash our hands properly with soap! Handwashing protects us against many illnesses like diarrhea, pneumonia (which kills 1 million children annually), cholera, typhoid fever, and others.

Clean hands are a recipe for health! Join us on October 15th as we celebrate Global Hand Washing Day with activities around the world to spread awareness about handwashing with soap at critical times when it matters most—before handling food or touching your face or mouth.

When is Global Hand Washing Day?

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day.

The 2021 Global Handwashing Day theme is “Our Future Is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together.”

No matter your role, you can celebrate this year’s event and make it a success! 

The history of Global Hand Washing Day?

The first Global Handwashing Day was held in 2008, when over 120 million children around the world washed their hands with soap. Since then community and national leaders have used this day to spread the word about hand washing build sinks or tippy taps for easy access so people can wash up before they eat; demonstrate its simplicity value ,and importance.

Today, communities across the world hold events and demonstrations on this day because they know that clean hands are healthier for everyone!




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