Gulf Medical University observed Global Hand Washing Day at its campus in Ajman, UAE on 8th October 2015. Deans, students, staff and administrative members of the university actively participated in the various activities held as part of the event.
Activities included talks on the importance of the proper way of hand washing, demonstration of hand washing with soap following step-by-step procedures and a host of other activities stressing the significance of following the right way of hand washing for preserving health and hygiene.
Global Hand Washing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Hand Washing Day was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Hand Washing, and is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.