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Global Handwashing Day 15th October

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Each year, on October 15, hundreds of millions of people from over 100 countries join together to celebrate Global Handwashing Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap to prevent disease as well as celebrating the global efforts and innovative activities that are already taking place.

The theme of Global Handwashing Day 2013 is "The power is in your hands," as everyone has the power to create healthier communities through handwashing with soap.

Check out the Global Handwashing Day website where you can

  • share how you will be celebrating the day
  • download tools and resources
  • find out more about the importance of handwashing
  • find handwashing related photos from around the world
  • play the World Wash Up game
Date: 14 October 2013