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2018 Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank: Event Report  >

Published: June 12, 2019

The Global Handwashing Partnership and Procter & Gamble convened the 2018 Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank in Manila, Philippines. This event brought together academics, practitioners and stakeholders working in handwashing behavior change across the globe to co-create solutions in handwashing behavior change. The event report […]

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Human-Centered Design for Knowledge Management at the Global Handwashing Partnership  >

Published: April 15, 2019

“When you let people participate in the design process, you find that they often have ingenious ideas about what would really help them. And it’s not a onetime thing; it’s an iterative process.” Melinda Gates, “The Human Element: Melinda Gates and Paul Farmer on Designing […]

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WASH in Schools empowers girls education: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools  >

Published: April 9, 2019

The 7th virtual conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools was held on 30 October 2018. The presenters covered work on MHM that spanned countries and regions across the world, identifying shared challenges in programme design, implementation, and monitoring. OrganizationUNICEFName of person submittingMonica Serrano

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SoapBox: A Monthly Newsletter Published by the Global Handwashing Partnership  >

Published: April 1, 2019

SoapBox, our periodical, first appeared in 2017. It was informed by the need for a consistent platform to deliver updates and best practices to handwashing researchers and implementers. In line with our strategic objective for knowledge management, we aim to encourage practitioners to leverage best […]

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Wash’Em Webinar: Doing Hygiene Programming Better  >

Published: April 1, 2019

This resource provides a recording and other resources from the Wash’Em Webinar entitled, “Doing Hygiene Programming Better”.

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The Science of Habit: Creating Disruptive and Sticky Change in Handwashing Behavior  >

Published: March 19, 2019

In this paper, the researchers propose that the “science of habit” can partly explain the challenge of handwashing behavior change. The resulting principles integrate basic science insights from psychology, cognitive science, and behavior change research.

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Handwashing and Measles Infographic  >

Published: February 18, 2019

This infographic introduces key ways to prevent the transmission of measles through handwashing. In addition to vaccination, handwashing with soap is an effective way to prevent the transmission and spread of the measles virus.

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Preschool and Nursery School-focused Handwashing Worksheets  >

Published: January 28, 2019

This resource, uploaded by the Kiddiwash team, provides designs, worksheets and learning certificates to help nursery school children learn the importance of handwashing at critical times. OrganizationTeal Patents LtdName of person submittingPhilip Briggs

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Medical Aid Films: Handwashing for Hospital Staff  >

Published: December 13, 2018

In this video, set in Ndole Central Hospital, Zambia, we follow healthcare workers in two scenarios: caring for clients with and without hand hygiene. This resource highlights the steps in handwashing, and critical moments for hand hygiene in healthcare facilities.

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Medical Aid Films: Community Handwashing – Mr. Tembo Comes Clean!  >

Published: December 13, 2018

In this video produced by Medical Aid Films, we follow Mr. Tembo and his family in Chipulusuku, Zambia. Lessons on the connection between handwashing, wound healing and work absenteeism are shared as Mr. Tembo and his community learn that hand hygiene saves lives.

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