According to the World Health Organization, handwashing with soap and water can prevent 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections. Handwashing can also help prevent the spread of other diseases, such as influenza, measles, and pneumonia.
World Hand Hygiene Day is a time to remind people to wash their hands often, especially before eating, after using the bathroom, and after blowing their nose or coughing. It is also a time to encourage healthcare workers to practice good hand hygiene.
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