Thursday, October 16, 2008
Global Handwashing Day!
Today is the first annual Global Handwashing Day, according to my friends over at Good Blog. Global Handwashing Day is a new holiday established by the United Nations to raise awareness about sanity and public health.
Why is this important you ask? The health disparity between first-world, developing, and third-world countries is not something we normally think about during our day to day lives, but the correlation between serious disease and hygiene is a very real danger. Nearly half the world's population does not have access to sanitation.
Sure, this is an "awareness holiday," which might mean nothing to you, but please spread the word.
And please, wash your hands :)