Global Handwashing day 2020: Global Handwashing Day is observed every year on October 15 to highlight the importance of washing hands with soap to prevent diseases. The practice of washing hands with soap has been given due importance amid the ongoing pandemic as it can prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
Global handwashing day 2020 focuses on spreading creative ideas that can help encourage people to wash hands during these critical times. Handwashing with soap helps in the removal of the infection that might be present on your hands. It helps in fighting the spread of diseases and prevents you from falling sick.
Global Handwashing Day 2020 Theme
The theme for Global Handwashing Day 2020 is ‘Hand Hygiene for All’ which supports the recent global initiatives of hand hygiene with using soaps. It also strives to ensure universal access to resources required for safe hand washing.
The global handwashing partnership (GHP) promotes handwashing as an easy, effective and affordable method to control disease spread.
Global Handwashing Day History
Global handwashing day was first organised in 2008. On this day, millions of children washed their hands with soap in different countries across the world. With the help of different organisations, resources were distributed in multiple countries.
How to wash your hands?
Take soap and create lather. Start with cleaning the top of your hands. Then properly clean the back of your hands, the end of your fingers, thumb, palms, wrist and the top of your hand again. Rinse the soap from your hands. Turn of the tap with a tissue to prevent cross-contamination. Discard the tissue into a bin. It should take you around 20 seconds to wash your hands properly.
When you do not have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. It can be quite handy and you can easily carry it in your bag.