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Global Handwashing Day: 15th October 2021, Theme, Details, History



Global Handwashing Day 15 October 2021: Theme, Detail, History

Every year, on the 15th of October, Global Handwashing Day is observed. The global campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of soap-based handwashing in illness prevention. Diseases of the lungs and intestines can be reduced by 25% to 50%.

This day is an opportunity to establish and  create new ways for the hand hygiene as a critical component of health and safety. The lessons learned over the previous year have underscored the importance of taking collaborative action to end the long-standing neglect of hand hygiene investments, policies, and programs. Our future is near as we reach a new normal, beyond COVID-19. "Our Future is at Hand - Let's Move Forward Together," this year's theme, urges for concerted action as we move toward universal hand hygiene.

Theme Of The Day 

"Our Future is at Hand - Let's Move Forward Together," is the theme for Global Handwashing Day in 2021.

History Of The Day 

In August 2008, the Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP) launched Global Handwashing Day at the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. [9] As a result, the first Global Handwashing Day was held on October 15, 2008. The date was set by the United Nations General Assembly. 2008 was also designated as the International Year of Sanitation.FHI360 (a nonprofit human development organization based in the United States), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Procter & Gamble, UNICEF, Unilever, the World Bank Water & Sanitation Program, and the United States Agency for International Development were among the founding bodies in 2008.



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