Global Handwashing Day is a way to support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in each country, and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap. It has been celebrated on October 15th worldwide each year since 2008 by school children, teachers, families, and others, and was established by the Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap.
Visit the CDC for all the dirt on when to wash your hands, what is the right way to wash your hands, and the proper way to use hand sanitizer.
And you thought you already had it hands down! (As if you couldn’t already tell I’m really feeling the puns today.)
posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services