World Handwashing Day 2015

World Handwashing Day 2015 theme is "Raise a hand for hygiene", 2014 theme is "Clean hands save lives"

First Global handwashing day is celebrating on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. UNICEF (United Nations Fund for Children’s Activities) declared 15th October is Global handwashing day. On 15th October, 5 continents and 20 nation’s children’s will come forward to promote hand wash with soap on Global hand washing day. 2008 year Global handwashing day would focus on school children.

Purpose of Global handwashing day is to raise awareness & promoting hand washing to school children’s and parents

On 15th October, Global handwashing day celebrations: parents, school children, teachers, Ngo’s, government officials, ambassadors and members of private sector people join will be rejoiced. Global handwashing day the world raise, hand washing with soap is powerful health intervention

Everyone should know on Global handwashing day 5 Fundamental facts about hand washing with soap. These are:

  • Washing hands only with water is not enough!
  • Hand washing with soap can prevent children from diseases who are dieing in millions every year;
  • The important time for hand washing with soap for children are and after usage of the toilet and before having food.
  • Hand washing with soap is the single and most productive health intervention;
  • Social marketing advances that center on the potential handwasher and his or her exact motivations are more effective than usual disease-focused approaches.

A release signed in Tamale, renowned that, hand washing played an significant role in efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) connecting to health improvements, education and the diminution of poverty and child mortality. And also plans to access the efficient use of water supply and hygiene services as approved by the UN member countries at the World Summit on sustainable development in Johannesburg in 2002 September.

The release also make a note of that, approximately for every 20 seconds, a mother weep for a dead child with diarrhea, which is both avoidable and curable and said, hand-washing with soap, joined with educational proposals could be one of the world’s most cost-effective preventive health involvements. The approach has proven to decrease the risk of not only diarrhea but also some severe symptoms such as cholera and dysentery by 48 to 59 %.

The Global handwashing Day (15th October) is organized by a high profile coalition. USAID, UNICEF, Disease Control and Prevention Centers; Water and Sanitation Program, Procter and Gamble and Unilever.

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