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Global Handwashing Day Planner’s Guide, 5th edition

July 27, 2016

Updated for 2016, this Planner’s Guide will help you plan a successful Global Handwashing Day event. This guide will soon be available in French.  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 also […]

Global Handwashing Day Social Media Toolkit

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. 

Global Handwashing Day 2015 Report

May 31, 2016

In 2015, millions of people rallied around the slogan “Raise a Hand for Hygiene” and celebrated Global Handwashing Day. This report tells the story of Global Handwashing Day in 2015.  

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

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 […]

Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing Annual Report, 2015

February 2, 2016

In 2015, the PPPHW continued its work on advocacy and knowledge leadership as outlined in its 2013-2016 strategy. This annual report outlines our accomplishments and highlights from the year.

The State of Handwashing in 2015: An Annual Research Summary

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 […]

July-September 2015 Research Summary

January 26, 2016

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

Research Summary, January – March 2015

August 3, 2015

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

Research Summary, April – June 2015

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.

Children as Handwashing Change Agents: A short review of the evidence

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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