Global Handwashing Day 2022 is on October 15th. It is a 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.

Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene

The Global Handwashing Day 2022 theme is “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene.” It is time to accelerate hand hygiene progress, and this requires a collective effort to enact real change. Therefore, as the world moves beyond COVID-19 to our new normal, we must unite for universal hand hygiene. This Global Handwashing Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership calls on:

  • Governments
  • Donors
  • Businesses
  • Institutions
  • Researchers
  • Advocates

We Must All Take Action

No matter your role, you can celebrate Global Handwashing Day!
The global Handwashing Day Partnership have lots of resources available. Learn how to plan an event to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in your school, community, or country. Or share handwashing messages via social media by downloading our Social Media Toolkit. Further resources like fact sheets and banners are also available to download.

Beyond Global Handwashing Day

Although Global Handwashing Day is the perfect opportunity for us all to join together to celebrate the importance of handwashing and to spread awareness, it should not stop after October 15th. Fundamentally, if we advocate for handwashing throughout the year, significant progress can be made to increase hygiene programs, investment, and behavior. Global Handwashing partnership have some simple ideas of how you can make handwashing a centerpiece of healthy behaviors beyond October 15th.

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