Global Handwashing Day – Water Currents, October 13, 2017
Global Handwashing Day is celebrated each year on October 15 to increase awareness and understanding around the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. USAID recognizes washing hands with soap at critical times as a vital step in curbing the spread of diarrhea and respiratory illness, and promoting healthy growth.
USAID works with vulnerable populations around the world who lack access to soap and water in the home and are often miles away from a safe and clean facility.
Join your soapy hands together to celebrate this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme, “Our Hands, Our Future.”
USAID handwashing efforts work toward a future where soap and water are accessible to every home and handwashing is a regular habit.
Interventions to Promote Handwashing and Sanitation Webinar. October 24, 2017. This Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) webinar will discuss the recent WSSCC/3ie systematic review, “Approaches to Promote Handwashing and Sanitation Behavior Change in Low and Middle Income Countries.”
Handwashing Research. Water Currents, August 2017. This issue highlights recent handwashing studies including research in Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, as well as studies on handwashing and infectious diseases, among other topics.
Read the complete issue.