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Global Handwashing Day 2019: ”Clean Hands for All”

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Global Handwashing Day 2019: ”Clean Hands for All”

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. 

Theme for 2019

This year’s the theme for Global Handwashing Day is “Clean Hands for All”. The follows the push to leave no one behind in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Inequalities in handwashing facilities and effective handwashing promotion programs can put individuals at higher risk for diseases that impact their health, education, and economic outcomes.


  • 272 million school days are missed each year because of diarrhea. Good #handwashing habits can help #DefeatDDand ensure all kids are able to thrive
  • Only 1 in 6 health facilities have access to handwashing stations. All patients deserve quality, safe, and clean care
  • Good #handwashingwithsoap = key part of the fight against undernutrition Handwashing with soap keeps food clean, safe, and delicious for all
  • Poor hygiene behavior doubles a baby’s risk for diarrhea. These deaths can be significantly reduced if all children, mothers, and caregivers consistently practice good handwashing
  • NTDs affect more than 1 billion of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. #Handwashing efforts are needed on the ground if we want to #BeatNTDs

More info

About 8 in 10 facilities have an improved water source and client latrine. Only about half of facilities have both soap and running water. – (The 2015 Nepal Health Facility Survey)


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