Global Handwashing Day 2023
Girl washing her hands

Global Handwashing Day 2023

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective way to prevent diseases and save lives.

Recent years have seen a rise in hand hygiene commitment and action. While great strides have been made, the world must triple its current efforts to achieve global hand hygiene targets. 

Global Handwashing Day 2023 is themed “Clean hands are within reach”. The campaign says, “Through strong leadership and collective efforts, we can close gaps in access and practice to achieve hand hygiene for all. Everyone has a role to play to ensure clean hands are within reach.”