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Research Summary

The State of Handwashing in 2016  >

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 […]

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July to December 2016 Research Summary  >

Published: March 7, 2017

Between July and December 2016, we identified 37 relevant peer-reviewed studies on handwashing. Learn about key findings during this time period in this handwashing research summary from the second half of 2016.

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January – June 2016 Research Summary  >

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.

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The State of Handwashing in 2015: An Annual Research Summary  >

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 […]

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July-September 2015 Research Summary  >

Published: January 26, 2016

This research summary reviews the relevant peer reviewed studies published in the third quarter of 2015.

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Research Summary, January – March 2015  >

Published: August 3, 2015

This research summary reviews the relevant peer reviewed studies published in the first quarter of 2015.

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Research Summary, April – June 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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Children as Handwashing Change Agents: A short review of the evidence  >

Published: June 17, 2015

Many global health behavior change programs focus on influencing children, given their adaptability. In the early years of life, children are still learning about the world, identifying social norms, and forming lifelong habits, so this is an opportune moment to help them develop the habit […]

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Handwashing Research Summary – Quarter 1, 2015  >

Published: April 30, 2015

Between January and March 2015 16 relevant peer reviewed handwashing studies were published. Download our research summary to see what these studies found about the behavior, hardware, and benefits associated with handwashing.

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Research Summary, July – December 2012  >

Published: March 23, 2015

Our twice-annual handwashing literature reviews are compiled from peer-reviewed and grey literature publications and provide practical guidance for implementers. See the summary here.

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