Providing hand hygiene education and access to all involves stakeholders at all levels, individuals, communities to governments and NGOs at the national/international level.
Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is celebrated on October 15 every year to raise awareness, understanding, and commitment to promoting handwashing as an affordable and effective way to prevent diseases. The importance and cross-cutting benefits of hand hygiene mean we must continue advocating for hand hygiene as a critical, health-improving practice.
Access to hand hygiene is a multifaceted issue that involves stakeholders at all levels, including individuals and communities at the local level, as well as governments and NGOs at the national/international level. GHD’s theme this year is “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene,” which emphasizes the need for all stakeholders to work together to achieve effective hand hygiene. Therefore, no matter your role, you can participate in Global Handwashing Day. Here are some ways you can get involved:
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SHARE YOUR WORK ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Share your commitment to Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene by connecting with other Global Handwashing Day celebrants. Read about what others are doing to celebrate on social media and community forum pages. Tag Global Handwashing Organisation on Twitter (@HandwashingSoap) and Facebook (Global Handwashing Day) when sharing your work online. Follow the global handwashing conversation with #GlobalHandwashingDay and #UniteforUniversalHandHygiene hashtags!
JOIN GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY CELEBRATION
Are you short on time? Come join us! Global Handwashing Partnership is convening a learning event in partnership with Hand Hygiene for All Initiative to share the newly released Hand Hygiene Accelerator Framework Tool. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 12. Register for this event here.
Together, let’s work toward universal hand hygiene on Global Handwashing Day. Visit www.globalhandwashing.org for more information.
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