October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
Handwashing with soap and water is one of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of disease. Yet, 3 billion people still lack basic handwashing facilities with soap and water at home.
The theme for Global Handwashing Day 2019 is “Clean Hands for All,” reminding that we must be inclusive when addressing handwashing disparities. This year’s theme follows the push to leave no one behind in the Sustainable Development agenda.