Global Handwashing Day 2014

Over 200 million people were involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world!

Global Handwashing Day

16 Oct 2014

On 15 October WaterAid Country Programmes across the world celebrated Global Handwashing Day with demonstrations and commemorations. From Burkina Faso to Zambia millions of children and many government ministers got involved to learn about hygiene and raise awareness of the importance of handwashing to a healthy lifestyle. In India there was even a Guinness World Record broken!

Click through our slideshow below to see highlights from the global celebrations.

These school children in Nigeria learned a catchy song to remind themselves and their families how important it is to keep hands clean and safe – always!