December 1-7 Is National Handwashing Week — A Step to Good Health!


Clean hands offend no one

Colombian Proverb

The simple step of washing our hands with soap and clean running water is vital to protecting our health. For example, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 23-40%. This is a serious concern for the world’s children, since approximately 1.8 million children under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia. Handwashing with soap could protect about 1 out of every 3 young children who get sick with diarrhea, and almost 1 out of 5 young children with respiratory infections like pneumonia.¹

Handwashing came to front-of-mind for most of us last year with the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. How many times did we hear to wash our hands for 20 seconds with soap and water? When it came to protecting our health in the time of a worldwide health crisis, handwashing played an important part in keeping our families safe from the virus.

Here at Graham-Field, it is our passion to help our end users have a better quality of life.

So when we hear that handwashing can prevent illness, we want to show our support for awareness of that fact. Be sure to wash your hands!

And here’s to good health for all of us!


The information offered here is not medical advice and is not intended to replace guidance offered by your medical professionals.


About GF Health Products, Inc.

Graham-Field is a major manufacturer of healthcare products used in the extended care, acute care, primary care and homecare markets. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 300 US-based employees, Graham-Field has wholly owned domestic factories in WI, GA, NC, and RI, with additional distribution facilities in MO, GA and CA. Graham-Field product brands include Basic American Medical Products™, Everest & Jennings®, Gendron®, Grafco®, Hausted®, Intensa®, John Bunn®, Labtron®, Lumex® and Lumiscope®. Visit or call 1.770.368.4700.