Global Hand Washing Day 2018

Global Hand Washing Day 2018

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day!

This year, the Global Hand washing Day theme focuses on the links between hand washing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition.

Hand washing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong. Our tagline: Clean hands – a recipe for health, reminds us to make hand washing a part of every meal.

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Here are a few ways you can make a difference this Global Hand washing Day:

– Wash your hands with soap at critical times, especially before eating, cooking, or feeding others.

– Model good hand washing behavior, and remind or help others to always wash their hands before eating.

– Make hand washing part of your family meals.

– Establish places to wash your hands in the household, in your community, in schools, workplaces, and in health facilities.

– Promote effective hand washing behavior change in research, policy, programs, and advocacy.

Global Hand washing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases.

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