Hand Hygiene Day

Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated every year on May 5. Global Handwashing Day is celebrated on October 15

Celebrated every year on May 5, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene in health care facilities, thus protecting health care workers and patients from infections.

Celebrated on October 15, Global Handwashing Day is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are both important.