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The State of Handwashing in 2016  >

Published: March 28, 2017

2016 was a big year in hand hygiene! This summary outlines key themes and findings from 59 peer-reviewed handwashing-related research papers published in 2016, relevant to low and middle-income countries, around 1) the benefits of handwashing with soap, 2) handwashing compliance, 3) approaches to handwashing […]

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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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100 School Survey  >

Published: March 16, 2015

Knowing the state of handwashing in schools is an important first step in a Global Handwashing Day campaign. This document provides the necessary tools to conduct a survey in schools. Here it is in English, Spanish, and French!

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UNICEF WASH in Schools Monitoring Package  >

Published: March 16, 2015

UNICEF developed this package as a tool to promote and guide WASH in Schools monitoring initiatives at national, sub-national and project levels. The package is intended primarily as a resource for UNICEF officers, but the tools are valuable to anyone working on monitoring WASH and […]

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Hardware for Group Handwashing Stations in Schools Field Guide  >

Published: March 16, 2015

This Field Guide developed by the GIZ Fit for School project looks at approaches, common mistakes, and lessons learned from the project’s group handwashing in schools initiative.

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WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers  >

Published: March 16, 2015

UNICEF created this guidebook for teachers in emergency situations. The Guidebook, accompanying regional flashcards (Africa, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and Latin America), and visual aids provide teachers with the tools they need to teach children about WASH. Although created for emergency situations, many of the activities and the flash […]

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Raising Clean Hands: WASH in Schools Advocacy Pack  >

Published: March 14, 2015

Develop your WASH in Schools advocacy plan by using this resource developed by UNICEF.

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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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Video Surveillance Captures Student Hand Hygiene Behavior, Reactivity to Observation, and Peer Influence in Kenyan Primary Schools  >

Published: March 14, 2015

This study explored the impact of using video surveillance to monitor hand hygiene behavior, and explore the role of peer influence on student hand cleaning behavior.

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Raising Even More Clean Hands: Advancing Health, Learning, and Equity through WASH in Schools  >

Published: March 13, 2015

This Joint Call to Action outlines the importance of WASH in Schools and provides practical examples of how governments and others can support WASH in Schools.

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