2020 brings highlights the importance of hand hygiene more than any of the previous years since Global Handwashing Day was initiated by the Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP) in August 2008 at the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. You can learn more about the history of this annual event here.
Handwashing with soap and water is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and to protect the lives of your loved ones.
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This is necessary for everyone at work and at home, here and everywhere. No matter which department you are in – Handwashing is everybody’s business.
“Handwashing is also key in the fight against COVID-19. Handwashing with soap destroys the outer membrane of the virus and thereby iGHD-2020-Fact-Sheet-English
nactivates it. One study found that regular handwashing with soap can reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 infection by 36%.”