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The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing

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.

Global Handwashing Day Social Media Toolkit

August 13, 2015

Updated for 2015, this social media toolkit has sample messages, blog ideas, and resources to help celebrants and handwashing champions spread the word about Global Handwashing Day. 

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 […]

Scaling Up Hygiene: A PPPHW event at AfricaSan4

June 4, 2015

As  a follow-up discussion to our Regional Think Tank at AfricaSan4, we hosted a session examining the challenges of bringing hygiene improvement to scale. In this session we presented three components of scaling up: policy, partnerships, and integration. Katie Greenland (LSHTM) presented the equity argument for scaling […]

2015 Africa Regional Handwashing Think Tank

June 3, 2015

Our 2015 regional Think Tank event hosted at the AfricaSan4 Conference in Dakar, Senegal, brought together experts to discuss the theme of Three Big Ideas in Handwashing, including emotional motivators, behavior settings, and the science of habit. Presentations included: Emotional Motivators: A big idea in (handwashing) behavior […]

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