Today Is Global Handwashing Day!

Global Handwashing Day was launched in 2008 with a goal of raising awareness about the importance of washing hands to prevent diseases as well as to provide education about safe and proper handwashing techniques.

“The 2019 Global Handwashing Day theme is “Clean Hands for All.” This year’s theme follows the push to leave no one behind in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Inequalities in handwashing facilities and effective handwashing promotion programs can put individuals at higher risk for diseases that impact their health, education, and economic outcomes. This year’s theme reminds us that we must be inclusive when addressing handwashing disparities.” (source)

Pure Water for the World’s water and sanitation training and implementation programs teach safe and healthy hygiene practices, including techniques for washing hands.

The following video shows a teacher and students, at a community school in Trojes, Honduras, demonstrating the robust handwashing technique, as taught by PWW health educators. This is the way to get hands really clean!


Happy Global Handwashing Day!