Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is observed every year on October 15. The Global Handwashing Partnership, an international coalition of organizations working to promote handwashing with soap, has created the day.
It is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases, promote health and save lives.
Handwashing with soap is easy: Though the act is simple, it requires few resources only-soap and small quantity of water but protects us all from various diseases.
Handwashing with soap is effective: Regularly washing hands with soap at key times such as after using the toilet or before handling food, can drastically reduce the risk of diarrhea, pneumonia, influenza and other infections.
Handwashing with soap is affordable: Investments in handwashing are affordable and cost effective.
The theme for Global Handwashing Day 2022 is “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene.” This year’s theme calls all of us to work together to promote universal access and practice of hand hygiene.
Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene:
Benefits of hand hygiene
We must take collective action to accelerate progress for hand hygiene to achieve universal hand hygiene by 2030. Global efforts towards universal hygiene must increase by at least 4x, as with the current rate of progress only 78% of people will have access to a hand hygiene facility by 2030.
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For more information on Hand Washing, visit the link https://www.nhp.gov.in/hand-washing_pg