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Child Health and Survival

“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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Research Summary, January – March 2015  >

Published: August 3, 2015

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

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Research Summary, April – June 2015  >

Published: 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.

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Handwashing and Global Food Hygiene: A World Health Day Webinar  >

Published: April 7, 2015

We hosted this webinar to celebrate the 2015 World Health Day theme: food safety. Food hygiene is a particularly relevant topic for those of us working in handwashing. Watch this webinar to: Explore why food hygiene matters for child health in the global context, Be […]

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UN-Water Sanitation Fact Sheet  >

Published: March 16, 2015

This infographic, developed by UN-Water, shares valuable facts about sanitation.

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Diarrhoea: Why Children are Still Dying and What Can be Done  >

Published: March 14, 2015

This report from UNICEF/WHO explores the prevalence and toll of childhood diarrhea across the globe and puts forth a 7-point plan to prevent childhood diarrhea.

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Effects of Hand Hygiene Campaigns on Incidence of Laboratory-confirmed Influenza and Absenteeism in Schoolchildren, Cairo, Egypt  >

Published: March 14, 2015

Globally children miss a combined 242 million days of school each year due to diarrhea. Handwashing can help keep children healthy and in school, as this study found. 

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Assessing the Health Impact of WASH Measures in Schools in Maradi (Niger)  >

Published: March 14, 2015

This study examined the impact of clean water supply, latrines, handwashing stations, and health promotion education on Nigerian school children’s health.

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Help a Child Reach 5 Video  >

Published: March 14, 2015

This inspiring video from Unilever Lifebuoy’s Help a Child Reach 5 handwashing campaign demonstrates the powerful role handwashing can have in child survival.  

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Non-clinical Interventions for Acute Respiratory Infections and Diarrhoeal Diseases Among Young Children in Developing Countries  >

Published: March 13, 2015

This study found that public investment in sanitation and hygiene, water supply; the quality and the provision of medical equipment that detect symptoms of childhood diseases; in combination of training and education for medical workers, are effective policy strategies to reduce diarrhoeal diseases and acute […]

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