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Happy Global Handwashing Day!

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day, which aims to increase awareness about the effectiveness of soap-and-water handwashing for disease prevention.

A Freakonomics podcast gives two very different examples of how knowing what’s best doesn’t always translate to healthy behavior — and demonstrates how to apply a public health perspective to challenging problems.

By Jay Graham Global Handwashing Day is coming up on October 15, and events in its honor will be occurring all week. Children are a key focus of handwashing campaigns. Diarrhea continues as the second leading cause of death in kids under 5 years of age globally. Nearly one in every five child deaths, around…