On 13th October the Ministry of Education organized a Hygiene and Sanitation Day and activities were held during the extracurricular hours in all primary and secondary schools and teacher training colleges throughout the country.

Activities included cleaning the school and its surrounding environment, displaying banners in school to promote handwashing and good hygiene practices, putting handwashing with soap into practice, singing hygiene songs and playing games. During the week advertisements were aired on the national TV and provincial radios. In the Vientiane capital street banners highlighting the Global Handwashing Day and key messages were displayed along the main roads.

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