¡El 15 de octubre es el Día Mundial del Lavado de Manos! El tema de este año es "Hacer del lavado de manos un hábito". Este día es dedicado a incrementar el conocimiento de esta práctica efectiva y económica que puede prevenir enfermedades y salvar vidas. Para lograr estos beneficios, hay que lavarse las manos en momentos claves - antes de preparar comida o comer, después de usar el baño o estornudar. Cambio del comportamiento es esencial para hacer del lavado de manos un hábito.


Sesame Workshop- Colección de Videos sobre Lavado de Manos

Aquí presentamos una selección de materiales sobre el Lavado de Manos elaborados por nuestros socios y amigos de Sesame Workshop. Reciban el reconocimiento de la OPS!

Kami and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon - Every Woman. Every Child Plaza Sésamo (México): Lavarse las Manos con Lucero Plaza Sésamo (México): Lavarse las Manos con Adrián Uribe
Sesame Street: Agua Sesame Street: Water Conservation Plaza Sésamo:Pancho, a lavarse las manos

Raise a handThe 2015 theme for Global Handwashing Day is "Raise a Hand for Hygiene".
This theme is action-oriented and can be used particularly well for
advocacy purposes. The act of raising a hand is one of affiliation. You can, and should, identify yourself as a hygiene champion. This can help create a strong social norm of good hygiene in a school, community, or region.

Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW). 

Global Handwashing Day Resources


On Friday 15 October—Global Handwashing Day—children all over the Americas will try to establish the Guiness World Record for the highest number of students washing their hands at the same time. It's a fun way to foster a culture of handwashing with soap, a habit that is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia.

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Planners-Guide-Cover-300x233The 4rd edition of the Global Handwashing Day Planner's Guide is made available by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW).

Updated for 2015, this Planner's Guide (also available in lower resolution) will help you plan a successful Global Handwashing Day event. 

From providing step-by-step instructions to crafting an event, detailed information about the importance of handwashing, and easy-to-use tools, the 2015 Global Handwashing Day Planner's Guide features:

to read more visit the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) website.