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Our Favorite Moments and Activities from 2022

December 21, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, we want to celebrate another incredible year of partnership to move the needle on hand hygiene. From developing new tools to turning commitment into action, we have made great strides toward our joint vision of universal hand hygiene. In […]

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Universal hand hygiene: strategies, sustainable financing and implementation at scale

October 14, 2022

This article was originally posted on WaterAid’s website. By: Dr. Om Prasad Gautam and Sophie Hickling, WaterAid Om Prasad Gautam and Sophie Hickling discuss the importance of cost-effective handwashing programmes and urge countries to accelerate progress on developing strategies, ensure sustainable financing and scale up […]

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Accelerating availability of better hand hygiene

October 12, 2022

This article was originally published on SATO’s website.  By: Erin McCusker, Leader at SATO  In 2021, I wrote of the pivotal opportunity to sustain the improved access to handwashing emerging from the increased consumer awareness and government-led communication of the benefits of hand hygiene particularly […]

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The Handwashing Handbook is now available in six languages

October 10, 2022

By: Aarin Palomares, Global Handwashing Partnership Nearly two years ago, the Global Handwashing Partnership launched the Handwashing Handbook. The handbook serves as a comprehensive resource for hand hygiene programming in a variety of contexts. It guides users through the case for hand hygiene, how to […]

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Stronger systems for water, sanitation and hygiene: how do we know we are making progress?

October 7, 2022

This article was originally published on WaterAid’s website. By: Fraser Goff, Sokkung Sou and Tina Chum After five years of strengthening systems for inclusive, lasting, universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), what have we learned about the use of system building block assessments […]

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Gender considerations for hygiene programming: Insights from the 2021 Handwashing Innovations Think Tank

October 6, 2022

This article was originally published on FHI 360’s website. By: Aarin Palomares and Morgan Toth The past five to ten years highlight the increasing focus on delivering more inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming. Spurred on by the Sustainable Development Goals, program implementers must […]

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CDC AND PARTNERS SUPPORT EFFORTS TO IMPROVE UNIVERSAL HAND HYGIENE

October 5, 2022

By: Mushtaq Dualeh, CDC Global WASH in the time of COVID-19 Increasing access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and hygiene practices are key to reducing the spread of diseases. During the COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene practices like handwashing and environmental cleaning were identified as […]

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How to Get Involved This 2022 Global Handwashing Day

October 4, 2022

By: Yuki Cui, Global Handwashing Partnership On October 15 of every year, Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is dedicated to raising awareness, understanding, and commitment to promote handwashing as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The importance and cross-cutting benefits of […]

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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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