Global Hand Washing Day 2021 · Parkinson's Resource Organization

Global Hand washing Day 2021

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We do hope that handwashing is a regular practice that you do every day, but on October 15 you should put just a little more thought to it as it is Global Handwashing Day. Until COVID-19 happened, handwashing and its importance in helping prevent the spread of diseases is something that most of us probably never gave much thought to. But the global pandemic has really shone a light on the importance of handwashing, meaning this day now carries extra relevance, even though it has been around since 2008.

Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership as an opportunity to design and implement creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap, especially during critical times.

The first Global Handwashing Day was held in 2008. Since then, the community as well as national leaders and influencers have used this national holiday to spread awareness about the value of clean hands. It really is a valuable message, hand washing is such a simple practice, but it really can make all the difference and save lives.

Global Handwashing Day continues to grow. It’s endorsed by schools, governments, international institutions, private companies, civil society organizations, and more.

WHY DO WE LOVE GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY

  1. Clean hands save lives

    We’re making a difference by modeling ideal handwashing behavior and reminding others to always wash their hands, especially during critical times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. It creates awareness

    It really does save lives, but not everybody realizes that, and Global Handwashing Day is here to make people more aware of the difference washing your hands can make.

  3. It’s easy

    Handwashing with soap is one of the most basic, healthiest habits that we can pick up.

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Updated: August 16, 2017