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The Global Handwashing Partnership

Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene

July 7, 2022

The Global Handwashing Partnership is thrilled to announce the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day, “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene.” According to the latest WHO/UNICEF JMP Report, we must quadruple current rates of progress to achieve the hygiene targets highlighted under Sustainable Development Goals […]

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NEW RESOURCE: Handwashing Stations Database

May 5, 2022

According to the latest estimates, 3 billion people – 40% of the world’s population – do not have a place in their homes to wash their hands with water and soap. Three quarters of those who lack access to water and soap live in the […]

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NEW RESOURCE: 2021 Hand Hygiene Research Summary

April 15, 2022

We are excited to announce the 2021 hand hygiene research summary is out now! For the past 10 years, the Global Handwashing Partnership has synthesized the latest hand hygiene research through annual research summaries. These summaries compile the latest evidence and key findings and provide […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2021 Reaches Over 2 Billion People

February 28, 2022

We are excited to release the Global Handwashing Day 2021 Report here. Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to celebrating and advocating for hand hygiene as an effective, affordable way to prevent diseases. Celebrated every October 15, it is an opportunity to design, […]

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Highlights from the Global Handwashing Partnership’s 20th Anniversary

February 4, 2022

Founded in 2001, the Global Handwashing Partnership celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2021. Growing from country pilot programs that led to the establishment to local public-private partnerships in 15 countries, the Global Handwashing Partnership has become a global leader in advocacy and knowledge management for […]

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Targeted Hygiene: Helping break the chain of infection in public facilities

November 4, 2021

By: Dr John Hines, Global Director of RD&E at SC Johnson Professional Image credit: SC Johnson Professional The events of the last two years has brought infection transmission, control and prevention to the forefront of our collective consciousness, not just in healthcare but in all […]

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Exploring Water Recycling for Handwashing

October 26, 2021

Gravit`eau handwashing systems recycle water and reduce water consumption to about 5 ml of water per hand wash. The gravity-driven autarkic setup works without a power supply. We share the results of a 12-month evaluation of the Gravit`eau handwashing systems in a refugee camp in […]

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The 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference from the Perspective of a First-Time Attendee

October 22, 2021

By: Jennifer Ayres, FHI 360 On October 4-8, I attended the 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice. This is an annual conference where leading experts in the WASH sector explore issues related to safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources […]

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Lessons from management of public handwashing facilities in Kenya

October 21, 2021

By: Dennis Munai, Rogers Moraro, and Viola Tupeiya – Amref Health Africa in Kenya Photo credit: NBCC Kenya With the outbreak of coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19), hand washing has been applied as a mainstay public health measure against the spread of the infection. Moreover, […]

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Global Handwashing Day High-Level Commitments Event

October 20, 2021

On 15th October, Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, and the Global Handwashing Partnership hosted a high-level event to launch the first State of the World’s Hand Hygiene report and share how governments are driving efforts to scale up hand hygiene. The event […]

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