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SNV Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme: Identifying the last 10% of households practising open defecation in rural Tanzania  >

Published: July 8, 2019

This case study describes the methodology and findings for identifying the last 10% of households practicing open defecation in Tanzania. This study was part of the SNV Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme- a partnership between SNV Tanzania and the Government of Tanzania.

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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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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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WASH in Emergencies Problem Exploration Report: Handwashing  >

Published: March 8, 2019

This report from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund explores the challenges and limitations of handwashing in emergency settings, and outlines focus areas for future research.

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Case Studies from Tanzania: Emotional Demonstrations of Handwashing with Soap at Vaccination Centres & Sustaining Open Defecation-Free Status  >

Published: February 19, 2019

These case studies provide practical information for implementing innovative WASH interventions, and brief discussions on challenges and lessons learned by the SNV Tanzania team and their partners in communities. OrganizationSNV TanzaniaName of person submittingMaría Florencia Rieiro

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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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