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Handwashing Partnership Turns Five

For the fifth consecutive year, on October 15, 2012, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

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Hands Up If You Agree: Handwashing is Hands-down Essential

Global Handwashing Day is October 15—on this day and every day, remember to wash your hands, and model healthy behaviors that will last a lifetime!

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Saving Lives, Improving Health with Simple Act of Handwashing with Soap

Studies show that washing hands with soap is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diseases: it can cut deaths from diarrhea by almost half and from acute respiratory infections by a quarter. On Saturday, people across the globe celebrated the fourth annual Global Handwashing Day. Last year, over 200 million people […]

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Millions Soap Up to Commemorate Global Handwashing Day

Children washing their hands in celebration of Global Handwashing Day. Photo Credit: USAID/Indonesia

In 2009, some 5.7 million people received improved access to safe drinking water and 1.3 million received improved access to sanitation. Read more >>

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