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Event summary: Sustaining WASH behaviors and practices in healthcare settings  >

Published: July 23, 2018

At the 41st WEDC conference, the Global Handwashing Partnership, Aquatabs, Amref Health Africa, Tufts University, and World Vision convened a discussion on sustaining behaviors and practices for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health facilities to improve patient safety and quality of care. This summary covers the key points from the presentations and discussions at the session, and all presentations are […]

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2017 Handwashing Research Summary  >

Published: May 18, 2018

In this summary, we outline key themes and findings from 117 handwashing-related research papers published in 2017.  This summary presents the overarching findings of the literature on handwashing, and explores specific data and context. Key themes include access and coverage; benefits of handwashing; measuring handwashing […]

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Infographic: Hygiene in Health Facilities  >

Published: April 26, 2018

May 5th marks two important global advocacy days — Hand Hygiene Day and International Day of the Midwife. This infographic introduces the key data on hand hygiene and sepsis, and shares what you can do to support health workers and prevent sepsis.

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Global Handwashing Partnership’s 2017 Annual Report  >

Published: February 21, 2018

The 2017 Annual Report covers key accomplishments for the year, including: Celebrating Global Handwashing Day: This year’s Global Handwashing Day focused on the benefits of handwashing in building healthy futures, and participants hosted celebrations in communities, on national levels, and on social media. Learning about […]

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Handwashing – Vital for Sustainable Development advocacy brief  >

Published: September 14, 2017

This advocacy brief explains why handwashing with soap is critical to sustainable development, and how this key behavior contributes to many of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Norms, nudges, or addiction? Understanding drivers for handwashing behavior change.  >

Published: September 12, 2017

Handwashing with soap is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases, but behavior change to increase handwashing remains a challenge. On September 12, 2017, the Global Handwashing Partnership and USAID hosted a webinar that focused on behavior change approaches for handwashing with soap. […]

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Essential WASH Actions: A Training & Reference Pack to Supplement Essential Nutrition Actions  >

Published: August 7, 2017

Expanding on the Essential Nutrition Actions & Essential Hygiene Actions, the Essential WASH Actions toolkit, developed by FHI 360’s Julia Rosenbaum and Renuka Bery through the support of the USAID TOPS Micro Grant Program, expands the connection between WASH and nutrition. This resource offers a comprehensive set of essential […]

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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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July to December 2016 Research Summary  >

Published: March 7, 2017

Between July and December 2016, we identified 37 relevant peer-reviewed studies on handwashing. Learn about key findings during this time period in this handwashing research summary from the second half of 2016.

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PPPHW Annotated Annual Report, 2016  >

Published: February 28, 2017

In 2016, 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.

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