Global Handwashing Day is observed in many countries around the world on October 15. This observances promotes the importance of washing hands with soap in critical moments, as the most inexpensive and effective way of prevention of diarrhea and acute respiratory infections.
October 15 is International Day of Rural Women. This observance was established by the UN General Assembly in 2007 and the first relating events were held in the countries around the world in 2008.
The threat of HIV/AIDS is paid much attention to in all countries around the world and National AIDS Days exist everywhere. The government of the USA is aware of the problem of spreading HIV/AIDS among Latino people living on the territory of the USA and its unincorporated territories, that's why it established National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, that is observed every year on October 15.