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This page contains all water-related hygiene announcements, organized by date. The most recent announcements are at the top.

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October 15, 2014

Happy Global Handwashing Day

Today is Global Handwashing Day, an occasion to support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in each country, and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap.

Kids and adults around the world are celebrating. You can join them in these ways:

Learn more about how handwashing can keep you and others healthy, today and every day.

Healthy Schools, Healthy People: It's a SNAP!

CDC works with the American Cleaning Institute on the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It's a SNAP! program to improve hand hygiene habits to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and reduce related absenteeism. Visit to learn how you can help prevent school absenteeism by creating a handwashing campaign for your school community.

Each year, schools are chosen for national recognition for outstanding student efforts to promote hand hygiene and infection control. Apply today!

Awards guidelines:

Learn more about Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It's a SNAP!

April 9, 2014

Handwashing Posters Now Available in 6 Languages

Chinese language poster thumbnail

Two of CDC's popular handwashing posters are now available in 6 languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese

Download and print handwashing posters today to display at schools, workplaces, child care centers, or other public places.