Global Handwashing Day today
Published: 01:32 PM, 15 October 2020
Global Handwashing Day is celebrated all over the world including Bangladesh on Thursday. The day is celebrated to create awareness among the general people to prevent the spread of the disease by washing their hands with soap.
The theme of for the Global Handwashing Day — “Hand Hygiene for All”.
Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP) launched Global Handwashing Day in 2008 to promote a global and local approach to handwashing with soap. At the time, it was called ‘The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing’.
This is a promotional day to create and inspire global public awareness. The main goal of Global Handwashing Day is to support and popularize a common culture of handwashing with soap in all societies.
The day was first celebrated on October 15, 2008, in Stockholm, Sweden during World Water Week by the GHP to raise awareness about handwashing with soap at the regional and local levels worldwide. Later, the UN General Assembly decided to observe the day every year.