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World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated every year on May 5. The World Health Organization (WHO) started the event in 2009. The purpose of World Hand Hygiene Day is to spread awareness of the effectiveness of handwashing in reducing the spread of diseases. On World Hand Hygiene Day, the WHO offers tips and facts about hand washing. Participants around the world pledge to follow hygiene standards and spread the message of the importance of hygiene.

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