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Global Handwashing Day 2021

15th Oct 2021

"Our Future is at Hand – Let's Move Forward Together"

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.

[Webinar] Global Handwashing Day - Launch of The State of the World's Hand Hygiene Report, 09:00 EST | 15:00 CEST [registration

See also the Fact sheet 2021. This fact sheet explains the research and rationale behind this year's Global Handwashing Day theme, "Our Future is at Hand – Let's Move Forward Together!". Use the evidence provided to take action this Global Handwashing Day!