Celebrating Global Handwashing Day 2019

Children washing hands as part of Global Handwashing Day

Why hand washing with soap and water is so vital – for everyone

Global Handwashing Day 2019 takes place on October 15th: it’s dedicated to increasing worldwide awareness about the importance of washing hands with soap to help save lives by preventing illness and disease.

“Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.”

The theme of this year’s campaign is “Clean Hands for All”. The campaign website states that

“Inequalities in handwashing facilities and effective handwashing promotion programs can put individuals at higher risk for diseases that impact their health, education, and economic outcomes.”

Global Handwashing Day 2019

Resources to help support the event

There are a number of downloadable elements to help support ongoing activities on the Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP) website, including fact sheets and social media banners.

The resources section also contains an array of useful and informative materials.

The Global Handwashing Partnership »

Hand washing units – right where they’re needed!

Teal portable hand wash units are available to hire or buy.

TEAL produces an incredible range of mobile sinks and portable basins for every type of hand washing situation for use by anyone who needs to wash their hands effectively, whether they’re in an office environment, temporary accommodation or out in the field on a daily basis.

There are vehicle mounted, wall mounted, mains powered and free standing hand wash stations as well as mobile sinks with pre-heated hot water.

The TEAL range of mobile sinks includes the MediWashHygienius and Hygienius ProWashBigSynkSuper StalletteTEALwashHandeman XtraCompact Classic and WashStand.

How to choose the correct mobile sink »

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