October 13, 2020: Clean Hands Save Lives

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Handwashing Keeps You Healthy

Handwashing is a simple and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep kids and adults healthy wherever you are.
Clean your hands often, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Handwashing Keeps You Healthy

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day

Handwashing with soap and water is one of the best steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. CDC observes Global Handwashing Day on October 15 to highlight the importance of handwashing at home, in the community, and around the world.

Answers to your questions about hand hygiene

Answers to your questions about hand hygiene

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Get answers to frequently asked questions about washing your hands.

Watch how handwashing can prevent the spread of germs

Watch how handwashing can prevent the spread of germs

Handwashing is a simple and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep kids and adults healthy.

Make a handwashing solution poster

Make a handwashing solution poster

A poster illustrating steps to make a handwashing solution when soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub are not available. Other languages available: Arabic, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Global COVID-19 Updates
The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global health threat, and CDC is committed to stopping its spread. Find CDC resources for the global health community:

Guide to Global Digital Tools for COVID-19 Response

Contact Tracing by Community Health Workers

Emergency Shelters in Disaster Response

Global COVID-19

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Calendar

Oct 15 – Global Handwashing Day

Oct 24 – World Polio Day

Nov 6 – Malaria Day in the Americas

Nov 12 – World Pneumonia Day

Nov 14 – World Diabetes Day

Page last reviewed: October 14, 2020
Content source: Global Health