The Global Handwashing Partnership work to promote the importance of handwashing with soap and water as it’s a pillar of international development and public health. Taking place annually on the 15th October, Global Handwashing Day has a sole focus of raising awareness on the importance of handwashing and how important practicing hand hygiene is in preventing the spread of infection around the world.
From governments to schools and international institutions through to large private companies, national organisations and more, Global Handwashing Day has reached the likes of many different communities and through this global reach, has helped to save children’s lives and enhance health and hygiene standards worldwide.
In light of the coronavirus, hand hygiene has been proven to be the most effective way to stop the spread of the disease which is why this year effective hand hygiene must be a priority not just now but in the future too. Citron Hygiene are passionate about helping businesses build healthier spaces and we will always be, a firm supporter of this incredible unifying day that helps to bring necessary national hand hygiene awareness.
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The Theme of Global Handwashing Day 2020 – Hand Hygiene for All
Each year Global Handwashing Day focuses on a new theme. This year the focus is on Hand Hygiene for All; a global initiative set up by the WHO. The initiative is aimed at achieving universal hand hygiene for all which means equal access to facilities such as water, soap and hand sanitiser. In order for us all to lead healthy lives and protect ourselves and others from disease, we must practice effective hand hygiene and resources must be available to everyone, everywhere. It’s quite staggering to think that, 40% of the global population, that’s 3 billion people, live without basic handwashing facilities including soap and water in their home.
Handwashing it one of the most effective ways to control the spread of disease and illness therefore we need to work together to offer universal access and achieve good hand hygiene for a healthy future.
Get Involved with Global Handwashing Day
Want to get involved? There are many ways you can participate this year and help us achieve a globally healthier hygiene standard. Get social and use this day to celebrate handwashing in your workplace, family environment or school.
Post on your social media pages, sharing the official hand hygiene banners or even displaying posters around your offices.
Download all relevant Global Handwashing Day 2020 social banners and infographics and get sharing! The social media toolkit will also help you plan your messages using the right hashtags and images.
Plan a School/Company Event
Get your school or organisation involved in either a virtual or physical event with necessary social distancing. Why not raise awareness by having a little fun!
Hand Hygiene Solutions for All – Help Us Get the Word Out
Citron Hygiene have supported this day for many years as we believe in making hand washing accessible for all. We can support businesses to promote hand hygiene with our range of hand hygiene solutions that encompass hand soap dispensers, hand sanitisers, hand dryers and more.
Our range of hand soap dispensers can cater to various business requirements and we also offer a selection of free hand hygiene guidance posters that you can display in your workplace to encourage handwashing. Our services mean your soap dispensers and sanitisers will always stay stocked up; meaning you can be safe in the knowledge that all who come and go in your workplace have access to the facilities they need.
This Global Handwashing Day, why not get in touch with Citron Hygiene to learn how we could support your business with our range of solutions.