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The Importance of Handwashing (Infographic)  >

Published: February 28, 2020

Did you know that just 1cm of your hand holds 1500 bacteria? Yet, a 2015 study of handwashing in 54 countries found that on average, only 38.7% of households practiced handwashing with soap. Not washing your hands properly throughout the day is one of the […]

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WHO Handwashing Graphics for COVID-19  >

Published: February 25, 2020

When it comes to preventing the spread of viral infections, like coronavirus, top public health professionals have advised handwashing with soap as a first-line defense. These graphics developed by the WHO can be shared on social media. The WHO has developed additional guidance on basic […]

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Global Handwashing Day “Always Wash Your Hands” Poster  >

Published: September 3, 2019

This poster, designed for children, shows the key times for handwashing and demonstrates how to properly wash hands.  This poster is available in: Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, and Spanish.   

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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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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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2018 Handwashing Research Index  >

Published: March 26, 2019

A core goal of our research summaries is to increase the research focus on handwashing. In 2018, we found 155 studies which explore handwashing in connection with diverse programmatic areas in global health and development, varying from urban design to maternal and child health. These […]

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Hand Hygiene in Health Care Data Sheet  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This resource lists some of the key data related to the impact of hand hygiene in healthcare settings.

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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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Webinar Summary: Mobile Health (mHealth) Messaging to Facilitate Handwashing with Soap Behavior Change  >

Published: February 15, 2019

On February 7th, 2019, the Global Handwashing Partnership, in conjunction with USAID and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, hosted a webinar discussion on the development and randomized controlled trial of a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) mobile health program in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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