Handwashing in Communities: Clean Hands Save Lives

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Celebrate Global Handwashing Day

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or out in the community, find out how handwashing with soap and water can protect you and your family.

Communication Resources
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Use CDC materials to raise awareness of hand hygiene in your community:

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Frequent Questions About Hand Hygiene
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Get answers to frequently asked questions about washing your hands and using hand sanitizer in community settings.