Global Handwashing Day
The writer had lost recalling that there was such a day celebration for increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. Every October 15th, marks as a worldwide annual Global Handwashing Day. This day was established way back 2008 by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases. It is a way of conveying the message that washing hands with soap and water is a simple, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save life. Hand washing with soap and water is 200 times more cost effective than a single vaccination.
It was reported that millions of people across the globe have no ready place to wash their hands. UNICEF reports that 40% of people worldwide do not have basic hand-washing facilities. Children, parents, healthcare workers, and other members of the community lack this access at home, in healthcare facilities, schools, and elsewhere.
Around the world, children, teachers, parents, celebrities, and government officials plan to mobilize and motivate millions to lather up in order to reduce life-threatening diseases, such as diarrhea and acute respiratory infections. Washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are both important, notwithstanding, of the still existing pandemic, Covid-19. During those hard times, authorities recommend hand sanitizers sold in the market, which our hands become dry of continuous usage. It was later found or recommended that washing with soap and water is the simplest and more cost effective.
However, there are still millions of people across around the world have no ready place to wash their hands. These was exacerbated that we are experiencing a dramatic climate change where fresh water become inaccessible to millions of populations.