Welcome to the Handwashing Initiative
Global Handwashing Day 2016
The 15th of October marks Global Handwashing Day! The 2016 theme is "Make Handwashing a Habit!" This day is dedicated to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. To reach this goal, handwashing must be practiced at key times-such as before preparing food or eating, after using the toilet or sneezing. Behavior change is essential for making handwashing a habit.