14 October 2020 / Vienna, Austria
Let's Celebrate Global Handwashing Day
Contributed by:
Voice of the Danube
14 October 2020

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, founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership,  is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times. 

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a stark reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of a virus is also one of the simplest: hand hygiene, especially through handwashing with soap.

Making hand hygiene available and accessible for all requires among others a regular water supply highlighting once more the importance of reliable and affordable water services - even more in the face of a pandemic. 

Consult the Fact Sheet below to learn about the impact of hand hygiene. No matter your role, you can celebrate Global Handwashing Day!

Fact Sheet (English)