Global Hand Washing Day

15 October , 2020
Hosted By: College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are both important.

Global Handwashing Day occurs on 15 October of each year. The global campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as a key factor in disease prevention.[1] Respiratory and intestinal diseases can be reduced by 25-50%.