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Global Handwashing Day 2016 Report

February 28, 2017

Global Handwashing Day occurs annually on October 15. In 2016, more than 213 million people around the world rallied around the theme “Make Handwashing a Habit”. As the driving force behind Global Handwashing Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership developed this Global Handwashing Day 2016 Report […]

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Additional handwashing resources from UNICEF

October 11, 2016

UNICEF, a PPPHW Steering Committee member, has a number of resources designed to help water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs achieve a greater impact. The following tools provide many great ways for implementers to better promote handwashing habit formation both on and after Global Handwashing Day. Three Star […]

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Habits matter for Global Handwashing Day. This is why you should promote them!

October 7, 2016

By Bijan Manavizadeh Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme […]

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Why Make Handwashing a Habit? An explanation of this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme.

September 19, 2016

No matter where a baby is born, their parents are united by a common hope: that their child will grow up to be healthy, successful, and happy. And yet, for too many, these dreams aren’t realized. In 2016, 5.9 million children died before celebrating their […]

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A Cause for Celebration: Global Handwashing Day 2016

August 18, 2016

Originally published on the Clean, Fed & Nurtured website. Every October 15, hundreds of thousands of schools, community groups, organizations, and governments join together to promote handwashing with soap and celebrate Global Handwashing Day. This year is no different. Handwashing with soap is most often […]

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Global Handwashing Day at Arsiri Central Hospital

February 29, 2016

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka Participants:   Organizations: Arsiri Central Hospital On 15 October, 2015, the Arsiri Central Hospital in Sri Lanka, led by the Infection Control Department, celebrated the Global Handwashing Day in 2015 by hosting a quiz and poster competition. The winning posters are featured below.

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WSUP celebrates around the world!

October 14, 2015

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) will celebrate Global Handwashing Day in many countries where they work. See their different plans below! BANGLADESH WSUP, with its partner NGO, will participate in five events in five settlements on 15th October, rally, and handwashing demonstration. […]

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Maf-Carrefour Hyperstar’s Global Handwashing Day

March 10, 2015

Location: Lahore, Pakistan Participants: 50 Organizations: Maf-Carrefour Hyperstar A presentation was delivered to participants about handwashing benefits, history, and methods. An activity was arranged in which all participants were shown proper handwashing technique and all candidates washed their hands one-by-one.

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Global Handwashing Day Two Ethiopian Refugee Camps

March 10, 2015

Location: Ethiopia Participants: 1,600 Organizations: International Rescue Committee IRC celebrated Global Handwashing Day in collaboration with partners, including:  social workers, the Administration for Refugees and Retrunees Affaire (ARRA), Save the Children, a women’s association, the Refugee Central Committee (RCC), and a youth circus club. The sensitization for two […]

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