WSSCC shares resources for use on Global Handwashing Day – October 15 2018

Date: 9th October 2018

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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.

In 2018, the Global Handwashing Day theme is ‘Clean hands – A recipe for health’. The theme focuses on the links between handwashing and food, including food hygiene and nutrition. Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong.

Every year, GHD is celebrated with events, campaigns, and handwashing programmes around the world. To support global, regional and national GHD initiatives, WSSCC is pleased to share the following information:

  • The Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP) has developed a comprehensive set of resources which will be useful for event planning or promoting the issues on social media. GHP aims to have partners share their news about events around the world, to coordinate impact.  View and download the pack.
  • For more resources on advocacy, behavior change, and promotion for handwashing with soap, please visit GHP’s Resource Hub.
  • WSSCC has developed these infographics to be shared on social media. Share these infographics, using the Twitter hashtag #GlobalHandwashingDay

Join WSSCC’s staff and share your message on Social Media!

After GHD, uploading details of events to the Global Handwashing Day website will contribute to global visibility. In addition, WSSCC requests that members and partners share information, photos and video of their initiatives to wsscc@wsscc.org.

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