The global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW) works to save children’s lives by promoting the awareness of this simple practice.

Global Handwashing Day was originally created for children and schools,but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap.

Each year on October 15,  over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world

Handwashing with soap is the most effective & inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal & acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries.

Together, they are responsible for the majority of all child deaths. 

2 MILLION+ Children Die Every Year
From diarrhea and acute respiratory infections who are under five.

These figures could be cut dramatically if handwashing with soap were widely practiced.

These deaths are preventable

Research shows that, if widely practiced, handwashing with soap could reduce diarrhea by almost fifty percent and respiratory infections by nearly twenty-five percent. (Fewtrell et al., 2005)

Hygiene Advocacy

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  • UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Programme WASH Advocacy Document

UNICEF Handwashing Monitoring & Evaluation Toolkit

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This guide from UNICEF will walk you through planning and implementing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for your handwashing promotion program.

Global Handwashing Day Social Media Toolkit

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This social media toolkit provides all the resources needed to implement a social media strategy this Global Handwashing Day.

Global Handwashing Day Planner's Guide

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Global Handwashing Day 2nd_Edition

This Planner’s Guide (2nd edition) will help you plan and implement a successful Global Handwashing Day celebration!

The practice of handwashing with soap tops the international hygiene agenda on October 15, with the celebration of Global Handwashing Day. Since its inception in 2008, Global Handwashing  Day has been echoing and reinforcing the call for improved hygiene practices worldwide.

Global Handwashing Day 2012 Photo Contest Winners!

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!

Award-winning Handwashing Video

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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.

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Global Handwashing Day, October 15th, 2013

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.

 

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