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Sign a Petition Calling for Hygiene in the SDGs

July 15, 2015

Join us and advocate for hygiene by signing our hygiene petition!

Hygiene—specifically handwashing with soap—is one of the most important interventions for human health and development and is a universal necessity. Fundamental to fighting undernutrition, reducing child mortality, overcoming antibiotic resistance, and advancing access to education, hygiene underpins the delivery of several other Sustainable Development Goals and ultimately advances gender equity, dignity, and human rights.

However, while hygiene is included alongside sanitation in Target 6.2 of the current draft of the Sustainable Development Goals, hygiene is neglected in the Sustainable Development Goals at the indicator level. This means that hygiene would not be measured globally, the target to improve hygiene would not be monitored, and the Sustainable Development Goals might not improve hygiene as much as they could. Given the massive role that hygiene plays in multiple areas of development, 90 international corporations, non-governmental organizations, and coalitions have signed a letter asking the United Nations Statistical Commission and key Member States involved in determining proposed indicators to address this oversight. Will you also join us and ask for hygiene to be prioritized in the Sustainable Development Goals by signing the below petition.

Do you believe that hygiene should be included in the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals? If so, sign this petition asking the United Nations to ensure that hygiene is fully included in the goals and targets, and measured as a mandatory global indicator.
If you represent an organization that would like to sign the petition, please email us at contact@globalhandwashing.org.

Current hygiene supporters include:

NameCountry
Abddayem Maaouya Mauritania
Abha BahadurIndia
Abinet PaulosEthiopia
Afolabi Aluko Nigeria
Albert Mwangaza Tanzania
Alex Ndama Tanzania
Alexander Marks Kenya
Alice Chabi GuiyaBenin
Aliow AbdikadirKenya
Allen MaguguZimbabwe
Amour SelemanTanzania
Ana Dávila JaraízSpain
Andrew Corbett Australia
Anirudh VermaIndia
Arbina Nyama South Africa
Armand AguidiBenin
Armand AguidiBenin
Arouna YameogoBurkina Faso
Ashar Dean Pakistan
Bashir James Mocho South Sudan
Beydi DiopSenegal
Billy Biel Nyang South Sudan
Billy DeLanceyUnited States
Bimal Pandia India
Bruce ClemensUnited States
Bruce Halloran United States
Brucetta Toatu Kiribati
Carlette Chepngeno Kenya
Carlos MoranSpain
Carmen Griffiths Jamaica
Caroline Ton That CauFrance
Cathie ChenUnited States
Cathy Stephen United Kingdom
Charlotte PooleUnited Kingdom
Christian Aramayo Bolivia
Christian Chonya Tanzania
Christossy Lalika Tanzania
Claire GraysonUnited Kingdom
Clinton Ezeigwe Nigeria
Cor Dietvorst Netherlands
Cynthia Doughty Canada
Cyprien Zinsou Benin
Cyrille Jourdain France
Cyrille SekeBenin
Dan Rani HassaneNiger
Daniel GormanUnited Kingdom
Daniel WuTaiwan
Deidre Jones Zambia
Deng Riek Pajok South Sudan
Dick De Jong Netherlands
Donald Kasongi Tanzania
Elijah GichoraKenya
Elisa Dehove United Kingdom
Elisa Venturini Italy
Emile AdankanhoundeBenin
Emmanuel Njoku Nigeria
Emmanuela Safari Tanzania
Ernest Agbokli Ghana
F H Mughal Pakistan
Fabienne IngabireBenin
Fanny Faivre d'Arcier France
Fareeduddin AhmedBangladesh
Fatoumatta Singhateh Gambia
Faustin Urbain PadonouBenin
Federica Cambio Italy
Felicirw FeleoUnited Kingdom
Felly Christine Lamwaka Uganda
Fleurantin Josue Haiti
Foyeke Tolani United Kingdom
Francis Muthama Kenya
Francois CokouBenin
Garry Whitson South Africa
Godwil Odongo Uganda
Graciela GaidoneArgentina
Hamidullah Babu Bangladesh
Hanna WoodburnUnited States
Henk Holtslag Netherlands
Hope RandallUnited States
Ian ArmstrongAustralia
Ibrahima Sory Sylla Guinea
Indira ChakravartyIndia
Isaac OmondiKenya
James BourneUnited Kingdom
James Muhoro Kenya
Jean-Louis MarolleauFrance
Jeremy KiffUnited Kingdom
Jesse Schubert United States
Joe GribbenScotland
Joel Terville France
John Adoka OyigbecheNigeria
John O'Brien
United Kingdom
Joseph Macharia Kenya
Joseph SevereHaiti
Josh EyreUnited Kingdom
Julia WhiteCambodia
Junie Flegere DRC
Kanako Katayama
Japan
Kangni AchilleBenin
Kari Laskowski United States
Kat DavisUnited States
Kevin Rumsey Canada
Kimbo Henry Korsuk South Sudan
Kinfe Zeru Ethiopia
Kokeb KassaUnited States
Krysten Comperchio United States
Lasse AnderssonSwitzerland
Lawrence Makheya Tanzania
Layla McCayUnited States
Lingaraj Niduvani India
Lizette Ocasio Puerto Rico
Louise MauleEngland
Lucia Aversano Italy
Luis Contreras Nicaragua
Lynsey Cobb United States
M.C. Armel AhossiBenin
Maarten MulderNetherlands
Makhloufi Nordine France
Malcolm Rust Canada
Malomon Jean YadouletonBenin
Mamita Bora Thakkar India
Margie England Canada
Mariam Issa Tanzania
Mariangel Paolini Venezuela
Marianne van Ophuijsen Netherlands
Marissa Santos Philippines
Mark DueyUnited States
Mark Westra Netherlands
Martha ChapinUnited States
Martine Jeths Netherlands
Michael GregoryAustralia
Michael SiegelFrance
Mike Dempsey United Kingdom
Mohamed KamagateCote d'Ivoire
Mohammad Monirul HasanBangladesh
Mohammad Zobair Hasan Bangladesh
Moses Shemdoe Tanzania
Muahammad Shoaib Pakistan
Muhammad ShoaibPakistan
Mujuni Kitimbo Jimmy Uganda
Musaddiq KayaniPakistan
Mustafa Nasr Sudan
Mwenya Jackson Zambia
Nancy BockUnited States
Ndoba MsimangaSouth Africa
Nelson Deb India
Nga NguyenThailand
Niall Roche Ireland
Nick Rice ChudeauUnited States
Norma Brewer United Kingdom
Om Prasad Gautam United Kingdom
Orlando HernandezUnited States
Ousmane DiarraSenegal
Pamela Okelo Kenya
Parfait DovonouBenin
Paritosh SarkerBangladesh
Pascal Garde Switzerland
Patricia Mousseau United States
Patrick Nyamohanga Tanzania
Penninah Mathenge Kenya
Peter Constable Australia
Placide Fernande Haiti
Rachel Dixon United Kingdom
Radjamourty KynarouIndia
Raghavendra Ghatage India
Rajendra Shakya Nepal
Rajin MaharjanNepal
Ramesh Pujar India
Rangeen Khan Pakistan
Raoul AkindesBenin
Raphael Godlove AhenuGhana
Rebecca Budimu Tanzania
Rebecca GoldbergUnited States
Ritu Prashad Switzerland
Rob BellNicaragua
Robert BainUnited Kingdom
Robert OtimUganda
Rodney Ferguson United States
Rodwell Samaneka Zimbabwe
Roger KaboreBelgium
Rolf LuyendijkAfghanistan
Rose Lidonde Tanzania
Rose Wambua Kenya
Ruth Basurto Mexico
Saeed Khan FalahiIndia
Samuel IsaacCanada
Samuel Isaac Canada
Sandra MetayerFrance
Sanjay BankaIndia
Sarah LebuKenya
Scoala Stolnici Romania
Shadrack GuusuNigeria
Shannon DowneyUnited States
Sohail Tai Pakistan
Sophie LehideuxFrance
Sospeter Gitonga Kenya
Stacia HooverUnited States
Stephen Kiberiti Tanzania
Steve Macdonald Ireland
Susan Edea South Sudan
Susan Mulievi South Sudan
Susan Pollack United States
Suzanne Smit Netherlands
Sédar SatognonBenin
Taj SheriffUnited States
Ted Loudon United States
Teerath Kumar Pakistan
Temalesi Vakaotia-Francis Fiji
Teresa Chiromo Australia
Theodora Adomako Adjei Ghana
Therese Crollick Australia
Tommy McManmonUnited Kingdom
Trisha GovenderSouth Africa
Ukemeobong Ekong
Nigeria
Uranchimeg Budragchaa Mongolia
Uriel Giovanni TokpemeBenin
Vanessa KnibbsUnited Kingdom
Viengsamay Vongkhamsao Laos
Vincent AbediGhana
Waled Mahmud Bangladesh
Yadjidé Adissoda GbedoBenin
Yared Yohannes Ethiopia
Zakir HussainPakistan
Zita TometyBenin

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