Published: March 28, 2017
2016 was a big year in hand hygiene! This summary outlines key themes and findings from 59 peer-reviewed handwashing-related research papers published in 2016, relevant to low and middle-income countries, around 1) the benefits of handwashing with soap, 2) handwashing compliance, 3) approaches to handwashing […]
Published: August 8, 2016
Between January and June 2016, 32 relevant peer-reviewed studies on handwashing were identified. Learn about key findings during this time period in this Handwashing Research Summary.
Published: July 27, 2016
Updated for 2016, this Planner’s Guide will help you plan a successful Global Handwashing Day event. A French translation of the 2016 Planner’s Guide is also available. From providing step-by-step instructions to planning an event, easy-to-use tools, and detailed information about the importance of handwashing, the 2016 Global Handwashing Day Planner’s Guide […]
Published: June 29, 2016
Updated for 2016, this social media toolkit has sample messages, blog ideas, and resources to help celebrants and handwashing champions spread the word about Global Handwashing Day.
Published: April 27, 2016
The facts about handwashing are clear. It prevents illness–from the commonplace such as influenza, diarrhea, and pneumonia–to the rare, yet deadly–such as Ebola. Its benefits are far reaching as it impacts not only health, but also nutrition, education, and equity. And, in addition to being […]
Published: April 19, 2016
On an annual basis, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing convenes a Handwashing Think Tank where hygiene experts from civil society, government, research institutions, and the private sector gather to take stock of the best, identify the gaps, and articulate the way forward for hygiene […]
Published: January 27, 2016
A recent Lancet paper ranked handwashing in 21st place as a leading cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) globally, stating: “The finding that no handwashing with soap is a global risk present in all regions is a reminder that this nexus of risks is relevant to […]
Published: August 3, 2015
This research summary reviews the relevant peer reviewed studies published in the first quarter of 2015.
Published: August 3, 2015
Between April and June 2015 17 relevant peer reviewed handwashing studies were identified. Read what we learned about behavior change, handwashing hardware, and the benefits of handwashing here.
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