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Global Handwashing Day

Ebola, Other Hospital-Acquired Infections... and Handwashing

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr Layla McCay

Improving hand hygiene helps kill many birds with one stone, from Ebola to MRSA, diarrhea, flu, and the common cold -- and it is everybody's business. For Global Handwashing Day 2014, what is your handwashing commitment?

Global Handwashing Day in the Time of Ebola

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Sachs

We shouldn't require a horrific epidemic like Ebola to remind us why we observe Global Handwashing Day today. But it seems, alas, many in the world can use a reminder about the importance of good hygiene.

Offering Hope Through Soap

Harry Reid | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Reid

There are 3 million people around the world and thousands here in the U.S., many of them kids, whose lives could be changed by a little bar of soap.

Global Handwashing Day: Children as Agents of Change

Samir Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Samir Singh

Global Handwashing Day, celebrated on October 15th, is an international, UN-recognized day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in handwashing celebrations in over 100 countries around the world.

Global Handwashing Day Highlights 3,000 Kids Who Die From Diarrhea Each Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact

Every day, 3,000 children under the age of five still die from diarrhea, making it the second most common cause of child mortality worldwide, The Guar...

Washing Up - and Saving Lives by the Millions

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Sachs

At the start of the new millennium, world leaders promised to cut by half the proportion of people without decent sanitation, and to reduce child mortality by two thirds, all by 2015. We're determined to help the world keep its promises.

Handwashing With Soap Can Help Us Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

Myriam Sidibe | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Myriam Sidibe

Being able to live a clean, active and healthy life should be a basic human right. Yet, this is not a privilege that everyone has -- a point underscored by two high level reports last week.

How a Bar of Soap Can Save Millions of Lives

Tom Murphy | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

One of the most simple and cost-effective ways to reduce pneumonia and diarrhea in children involves only two things: soap and water.