Global Handwashing Day, 15 October 2009

September 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

Initiated in 2008 by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap, Global Handwashing Day is endorsed by a wide array of governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies and individuals around the globe.

The driving theme for Global Handwashing Day is children and schools, and the main objectives of this global celebration are:

  • Foster and support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap.
  • Shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in each country.
  • Raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap

Get involved and download the Global Handwashing Day Planner’s Guide

Global Handwashing Day web site


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