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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 […]


Lifebuoy and Oxfam partner to impact lives in emergencies through handwashing with soap  >

Published: May 15, 2018

This video showcases a partnership between Lifebuoy and Oxfam to promote handwashing with soap in emergency settings.  This partnership brought together Lifebuoy’s behaviour change and communications expertise and Oxfam’s humanitarian and public health response experience to demonstrate the positive difference a public-private sector partnership can make […]


Lifebuoy Empowers Guides to Become Handwashing Heroes  >

Published: May 15, 2018

Unilever soap brand Lifebuoy has partnered with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to promote the importance of handwashing with soap at key occasions. This video shows how the program takes a creative approach to empower Girl Guides to develop good […]


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.


Global Handwashing Day 2017 Report  >

Published: April 2, 2018

The Global Handwashing Partnership developed the Global Handwashing Day 2017 Report to tell the story of how Global Handwashing Day was celebrated around the world in 2017. More than 520 million people around the world rallied around the theme “Our hands, our future”. This report links to Global […]


Clean Hands for All: A toolkit for hygiene advocacy  >

Published: February 28, 2018

This toolkit includes tools and resources to help hygiene advocates ensure that handwashing with soap is recognized as critical to health and development. It is designed to help users develop the ideas, tools, and messages to: Advocate to specific audiences to take action to promote […]


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 […]


FAQ: Using Nudges to Encourage Handwashing with Soap  >

Published: November 6, 2017

For handwashing to be effective, it needs to be practiced consistently and thoroughly. Even when people have access to soap and water, and know how and why to wash their hands, many still do not properly wash their hands consistently at critical times. The handwashing […]


WASH in Healthcare Facilities: A toolbox for improving quality of care  >

Published: October 12, 2017

The USAID’s flagship Maternal & Child Survival Program works to advocate for investments in WASH in healthcare facilities improve programmatic approaches, and contribute to global learning. This microsite includes a toolbox of resources as well as perspectives and an emerging approach from its experience integrating […]


Global Handwashing Day 2017 Planner’s Guide, 6th edition  >

Published: August 28, 2017

Updated for 2017, this Planner’s Guide will help you plan a successful Global Handwashing Day event. The Planner’s Guide is also available in French and Spanish. From providing step-by-step instructions to easy-to-use tools, the Global Handwashing Day 2017 Planner’s Guide explores the importance of handwashing with soap […]



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