Blog Posts Recognize Global Handwashing Day, Discuss Role Of WASH In Global Health

Global Handwashing Partnership: This simplest act can make the world a better place
Nadine Leslie, CEO of Suez’s North America operations, recognizes Global Handwashing Day and discusses the positive impact of handwashing on five areas: health, nutrition, education, equity, and economy (10/15).

WHO: Handwashing can’t stop — millions of lives are at stake
Ray Norman, global sector lead for WASH at World Vision International, and Bruce Gordon, unit head for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health and Environment, Climate Change and Health at the WHO, discuss the importance of good hand hygiene, writing, “[W]hat the global community does or does not do to sustain handwashing now could save or kill millions of vulnerable children, slow or drive the spread of antimicrobial resistance, and also determine the first line of defense for adolescents, adults, and the elderly. … Access to clean water and hygiene facilities must be urgently prioritized for every person, especially the most vulnerable families, with infrastructure built so this access is permanent…” (10/15).

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