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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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!
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 [...]
Water is everywhere — covering almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface — yet nearly one billion people in the world do not have safe water. In addition, inadequate sanitation destroys lives, increases disease and infections, undermines economic growth, and prevents children from attending school. On October 15th, we celebrate Global Handwashing Day with the great [...]