Policy & Advocacy: Health Awareness / Nursing Leadership
Global Handwashing Day: October 15, 2019
October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. Handwashing, for most of us, is something we take for granted, forget, or pay attention to only at work or while preparing food. We have enough clean warm water, cleansers to carry out the most efficient types of handwashing in health care environments, allowing us to prevent the spread of infection. However, in many parts of the world, clean water and soap are not available to complete this simple yet significant task. Global Handwashing Day brings attention to the worldwide efforts to ensure clean running water and soap is a priority to reduce the spread of disease.