Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing.

The average computer keyboard and office desk contain more bacteria than a toilet seat, and around 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch alone.

Handwashing remains the most simple, effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

A good hand wash should take about as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice (at least 20 seconds). To ensure you practice good handwashing technique, follow the steps in our leaflet HERE.

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” WHO 1948