Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is celebrated annually on October 15 and was created by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing to foster and support a global culture of handwashing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in every country and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap. Global Handwashing Day was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting hand washing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world. Global Handwashing Day is endorsed by a wide array of governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies, and individuals. Refer to this Toolkit and the GHD Public-Private Partnership website http://www.globalhandwashingday.org/ for all the information you need to plan for this day including; an excellent Planners Guide (in English & Spanish), and a place where you can share your plans. Volunteers across all disciplines and at all posts are encouraged to participate in Global Handwashing Day annually on October 15.