17 Oct 2022

Global Handwashing Day

Handwashing at this present moment has become crucial more than ever, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. As the world moves beyond this pandemic to our new normal, we must leverage the learning from recent years and unite for universal hand hygiene. And one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is also one of the simplest — handwashing with soap and water.

Global Handwashing Day, celebrated on 15th October of every year, is a global advocacy day dedicated to increase awareness and understand the significance of handwashing with soap as an effective and efficient solution to prevent sickness. Many germs that can make people sick are spread when we don’t wash our hands with soap and clean, running water, hence, why handwashing is so imperative.

This year’s theme, “Our Future is at Hand — Let’s Move Forward Together”, calls for collaborative efforts as we unite and actively work our way towards universal hand hygiene.

With extensive care and focus on their users’ well-being, TOTO is always looking to find ways to improve and enhance lifestyles. And they demonstrate it through their technological advancements in their range of innovative bathroom solutions, including fittings and touchless soap dispensers.

Here are a couple of technologies incorporated in our TOTO Fittings that contribute to clean, proper handwashing.


SOFT FLOW technology practically prevents splashing, keeping larger puddles from forming on the basin.

Water flows from the faucet in very soft individual streams that gently envelopes the hands while minimizing splashing.


ECOCAP allows you to wash your hands with a clean conscience while reducing water consumption significantly.

Here’s how it works – mixing air with water can reduce consumption without any loss in stream volume.

If you want to find out more about our Touchless Soap Dispensers, click here : https://watelier.com.my/wash-your-hands-with-toto-touchless-soap-dispensers/

In short, Global Handwashing Day serves as an annual reminder that handwashing with soap and water is one of the best measure we can take to avoid falling sick and spreading germs to our surroundings. But at the end of the day, we do hope that handwashing becomes a regular routine that every one practice daily.