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“Dirty Hands Can Be Scary!” poster campaign by St. Louis County Department of Public Health  >

Published: December 30, 2016

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health worked diligently for six months to create an effective handwashing campaign for distribution to their community. Since the campaign began in October, they have been promoting these efforts on a national, and even international level, to encourage others to help in preventing […]

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2015 Regional Handwashing Think Tank, Senegal: Emotional Motivators, Behavioral Settings and the Science of Habit  >

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 […]

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Archive of PPPHW Soapbox Newsletters  >

Published: March 18, 2015

Each month the PPPHW sends out the Soapbox, an e-newsletter with information on our work, the latest in handwashing, and information about upcoming events. To get the Soapbox directly in your inbox each month, subscribe here. Archived versions are available below. 2015 February 2015 January […]

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Water and Sanitation Program’s Handwashing with Soap Toolkit  >

Published: March 16, 2015

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) conducted research with local partners in Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam to understand the factors that effect an individual’s decision to practice handwashing with soap. The research informed the implementation of handwashing project activities in the four countries. The lessons […]

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Lather Up For Good Health®  >

Published: March 16, 2015

Through this initiative geared towards families and children, Colgate-Palmolive provides handwashing tips, educational materials, games, and downloads.

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The Effect of Handwashing at Recommended Times with Water Alone and With Soap on Child Diarrhea in Rural Bangladesh: An Observational Study  >

Published: March 16, 2015

This paper studies which critical times are most important for preventing childhood diarrhea and the findings indicate that before preparing food is is particularly important time for washing hands to prevent childhood diarrhea. The study also found that washing with water alone is not as […]

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SuperAmma Handwashing Campaign  >

Published: March 16, 2015

The SuperAmma campaign is the culmination of years of behavioral science research to inculcate the habit of handwashing with soap. This communication campaign is based on the Evo-Eco theory of behavior change. The website linked to here includes the approach and the materials that worked […]

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GloGerm Handwashing Worksheets and Lesson Plans  >

Published: March 16, 2015

GloGerm is a popular product used by many organizations to teach germ theory and the importance of handwashing. On the GloGerm site you can download free worksheets and lesson plans for children in English, Spanish, and French. While they were created for an American audience […]

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