Global Handwashing Day, a selection of videos

Today is Global Handwashing Day! A special day to raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap. Because, yes, cleaning your hands with water is not enough to remove germs effectively, using soap is. And looking at the figures below, we can agree that it is pretty yacky and alarming !



The reason why these figures are alarming is because not washing hands is extremely unhealthy:

  • Millions of children under the age of 5 years die from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the world.
  • Handwashing is not only simple and inexpensive, but remarkably, handwashing with soap can dramatically cut the number of young children who get sick.
  • Handwashing with soap could prevent about 1 out of every 3 episodes of diarrheal illnesses3 and almost 1 out of 6 episodes of respiratory infection like pneumonia.
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For this special occasion, we made a compilation of our favorite videos to support global and local culture of handwashing with soap !