Today is Global Handwashing Day. Organised by the Global Handwashing Partnership, its purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of hand hygiene to help prevent the spread of diseases around the world. Let’s Unite for Universal Handwashing.
Is hand hygiene still a priority as we move beyond the worst of the pandemic?
The pandemic changed our behaviour, with governments around the globe encouraging citizens to take steps to prevent the spread of the virus. Mask-wearing became mandatory, we were forced to socially distance or isolate, and take extra measures around hygiene and sanitisation to protect ourselves and the most vulnerable in our communities.