From the Chairman

Please, please, please will you help us. UK scientists want your school's pupils opinions on the loos. It's another golden opportunity to see young people's opinions taken into account.

We just need you to complete a small survey (and possibly win some goodies as prizes in the process). Read what Global Handwashing Day say below...

Stephen Page

Have your say for Global Handwashing Day

ghdlogo200.jpgGlobal Handwashing Day is celebrated every year on October 15th, to raise awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap for the prevention of childhood infections.

This year, children around the world are being asked to voice their opinions and report on their school’s toilets and handwashing facilities. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine would like as many children as possible in the UK to have their say and contribute to this important research.

Children of all ages can help by completing the 100 Schools Survey, which is available online and takes under 10 minutes to complete. There is also the chance to enter a prize draw to win an iPod Nano or a Nintendo DSi.

The survey is available at or

Further information
If you would like to find out more about Global Handwashing Day or how you can participate, visit

Sponsors of the Global Handwashing Day UK 100 Schools Survey:


Global Handwashing Day UK partners include: Axiom Communications; Care Commission; Carex; City eHealth Research Centre; Duo Tech; E-bug; GlaxoSmithKline; Health Protection Agency; International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene; Kiddiwash; Kimberley Clark; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; PooP Creative; Sanofi Pasteur MSD; School Councils UK; Seven Scent; Teal; Unilever; WaterAid; World Health Organization.