Global Handwashing Day WHO
15 October 2017

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.

Hand Hygiene: Why, How & When?

• Thousands of people die every day around the world from infections acquired while receiving health care.
• Hands are the main pathways of germ transmission during health care.
• Hand hygiene is therefore the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs
and prevent health care-associated infections.
• This brochure explains how and when to practice hand hygiene.

• Any health-care worker, caregiver or person involved in direct or indirect patient care needs to be concerned about hand hygiene and should be able to perform it correctly and at the right time.


We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue

Video links
The Importance of Handwashing

Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

Hand Hygiene for Health Care Workers - Germ Smart

WHO: How to handwash? With soap and water
Brief sponsor information