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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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“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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Cholera and Handwashing Fact Sheet  >

Published: August 9, 2016

Cholera is a diarrheal disease that has a substantial impact on public health. Each year, it affects the lives of millions of people, especially those who live in conditions that are not conducive to practicing preventive measures. Cholera contributes to the deaths of tens of […]

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January – June 2016 Research Summary  >

Published: August 8, 2016

Between January and June 2016, 32 relevant peer-reviewed studies on handwashing were identified. Learn about key findings during this time period in this Handwashing Research Summary.

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Global Handwashing Day 2016 Planner’s Guide, 5th edition  >

Published: July 27, 2016

Updated for 2016, this Planner’s Guide will help you plan a successful Global Handwashing Day event. A French translation of the 2016 Planner’s Guide is also available.  From providing step-by-step instructions to planning an event, easy-to-use tools, and detailed information about the importance of handwashing, the 2016 Global Handwashing Day Planner’s Guide […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2015 Report  >

Published: May 31, 2016

In 2015, millions of people rallied around the slogan “Raise a Hand for Hygiene” and celebrated Global Handwashing Day. This report tells the story of Global Handwashing Day in 2015.  

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The State of Handwashing in 2015: An Annual Research Summary  >

Published: January 27, 2016

A recent Lancet paper ranked handwashing in 21st place as a leading cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) globally, stating: “The finding that no handwashing with soap is a global risk present in all regions is a reminder that this nexus of risks is relevant to […]

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July-September 2015 Research Summary  >

Published: January 26, 2016

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

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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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Global Handwashing Day 2014 Report  >

Published: April 28, 2015

In 2014 hundreds of millions of people rallied around the slogan “Choose handwashing, choose health” and celebrated Global Handwashing Day. This report tells the story of Global Handwashing Day in 2014.

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