Global Handwashing Day

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Global Handwashing Day

October 15

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Yearly on the same date until October 15, 2026

Global Handwashing Day

Observed every year on October 15, this global advocacy day is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

Social Media Toolkit

The Global Handwashing Day social media campaign aims to create a global buzz about handwashing and to inspire increased promotion and practice of  handwashing globally. This toolkit includes:

  • Information about the 2016 Global Handwashing Day Theme: “Make Handwashing a Habit!”
  • Sample messages for spreading the word about Global Handwashing Day on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs
  • Shareable images, such as those below, with facts about handwashing that can be posted on social media channels

Please visit for materials and information.


October 15