How often do you wash your hands? If you’re like me, you may wash your hand pretty often throughout the day. Handwashing with soap help to prevent the spread of most germs. Doing this action is most important!
Did you know there is a day to celebrate Handwashing? This day is called Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day will be celebrated on October 15, 2013. Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. GHD was created at the annual World Water Week 2008, which was held in Stockholm from August 17 to 23 and initiated by the Public Private Partnership for Handwashing. The first Global Handwashing Day took place on October 15, 2008, the date appointed by the UN General Assembly in accordance with year 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation.
Don’t forget to Soap those hand this Tuesday in support of handwashing with soap in order to combat diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries every year.
Find out more about Global Handwashing Day here.