Supporting World Hand Hygiene Day

Supporting World Hand Hygiene Day

The Clean Your Hands global campaign started in 2009 to unite people around the world in support of hand hygiene.
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Hand washing remains an effective means of protecting us all from infections – including helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. This simple, cost-effective practice can save lives.

Get ready for World Hand Hygiene Day, taking place on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

It’s in your hands!

The pandemic brought handwashing to the forefront. To protect you and your loved ones, it's more important than ever to pay close attention to how often you wash your hands – and for how long. A few seconds of time could save lives.

  • Hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds.
  • When washing hands isn’t possible, use a hand sanitiser instead.
  • Find out how oral health can affect whole-body health.
  • Discover our handy list of tips to protect your oral health every day.

This World Hand Hygiene Day, let’s join together and spread awareness about the importance of making regular hand washing part of a good health routine.

Download and share our handwashing information flyer.

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