Day 288 of 365 Things To Do in Panama
Day 288 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Participate in Global Handwashing Day!
Today is Global Handwashing Day - a universal day dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. The campaign was to started to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. The day was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing, and is celebrated with events, campaigns and handwashing programs around the world. This year's theme is 'Our Hands, Our Future', reminding us that handwashing protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities and the world.
Did you know, handwashing with soap could prevent many of the 272 million yearly schooldays lost to diarrheal disease, and 50% of the infections acquired in healthcare settings?
So, participate today and every day in the efforts of Global Handwashing Day to promote the benefits and practice of handwashing with soap and water and help diseases from spreading!