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Global Handwashing Day 2022: Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene

by Public Health Update


October 15 is 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. Global handwashing day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.

Global Handwashing Day 2022: Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene

The 2022 Global Handwashing Day theme is “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene.” 


  • Handwashing with soap is an easy, effective, and affordable do-it-yourself protection that prevents infections and saves lives.
  • #UNITEFORUNIVERSALHANDHYGIENE to promote national hand hygiene efforts, including the development of a costed hand hygiene roadmap.
  • #UNITEFORUNIVERSALHANDHYGIENE to increase hand hygiene financing by investing in programs that are hygiene sensitive and lead to lasting hand hygiene habits.
  • #UNITEFORUNIVERSALHANDHYGIENE to support affordable, accessible, and desirable hand hygiene solutions for everyone, everywhere.
  • #UNITEFORUNIVERSALHANDHYGIENE to prioritize hand hygiene in institutional and public settings, including schools, healthcare facilities, workplaces, and other public settings.
  • #UNITEFORUNIVERSALHANDHYGIENE to fill hand hygiene evidence gaps, focusing on hand hygiene costs and return on investment to drive more investment.
  • #UNITEFORUNIVERSALHANDHYGIENE to advocate for hand hygiene as an essential element of health and development.

Source of info: Global Handwashing Partnership


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