Global Handwashing Day Appeal October 15th Fund

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Support WaterAid this Global Handwashing Day: October 15th Governments keep telling us to wash our hands to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But what if you can’t? Today, on Global Handwashing Day, a shocking three billion people have nowhere to wash their hands with soap and water at home, despite this being one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. One in four health care centers globally do not have clean water and 40 percent lack handwashing facilities, putting the lives of millions of health workers and patients at risk. As children around the world go back to school, many won’t be able to wash their hands. Globally, two in five schools lack basic handwashing facilities, and one in three have limited or no water supply. Why invest in clean water, sanitation and hygiene: The World Health Organization recommends regular handwashing with soap and water, together with physical distancing, as a vital first line of defense against COVID-19 and other highly contagious diseases. This makes water, sanitation and hygiene indispensable elements of preventive health care. For more information about how to support WaterAid through your workplace, contact Phoebe de Hoog Corporate Development Manager, pdehoog@wateraidamerica.org Photo credit: WaterAid/James Kiyimba
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