There is a current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa. Ebola virus disease is a severe acute viral disease that can spread from animal to human or from human to human, both through direct contact with an infected person or animal’s bodily fluids, or indirectly through contact with materials that have been contaminated with these infected bodily fluids.
We received amazing photos and inspiring descriptions of 145 Global Handwashing Day events from around the world on October 15, 2012! From these submissions to our website, we chose our three favorite Global Handwashing Day 2012 photos as winners of our Photo Contest!
One of our favorites! Watershed Management Group created this beautiful and powerful handwashing video that was a winner of the 5th annual YouTube Do Gooder non-profit video award. The video gives simple directions for building and using a tippy tap, a low-cost handwashing device.
Global Handwashing Day was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world.