WHO and UNICEF launch hand hygiene for all global initiative
The Hand Hygiene for All is a call to action for all of society to achieve universal hand hygiene and stopping the spread of COVID-19.
On Friday WHO and UNICEF launched the Hand Hygiene for All Global Initiative which aims to implement WHO’s global recommendations on hand hygiene to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic and work to ensure lasting infrastructure and behavior.
It calls on countries to lay out comprehensive roadmaps to ensure hand hygiene is a mainstay beyond the pandemic.
It also proposes a framework for coordination and collaboration among global and regional partners, with the primary aim of supporting and growing country-led efforts and investments.
- More information on the Global Initiative
- Download the Hand Hygiene for All Global Initiative document
- SDG 6 Data Portal: current status on hygiene
- Read the joint statement