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Crossing the Finish Line: Sustaining Behavior Change for the Prevention and Elimination of NTDs

November 19, 2019

By: NNN WASH Working Group Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a fundamental human right. Improvements in health and increasing life expectancy across much of the world can be attributed to investments that improve environmental conditions and healthy behaviors. However, inequities in accessing […]

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Handwashing Behaviour Change: Research on the Frontlines

October 15, 2019

By: Teklemarian Ayalew, Action Against Hunger Ethiopia and Astrid Hasund Thorseth, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Promotion of healthy hygiene practices in emergencies works best when it is based on scientific evidence and adapted local contexts. However, gaps in the scientific literature regarding […]

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Health for all and clean hands for all go – well, hand in hand

October 15, 2019

By: Hope Randall, PATH’s DefeatDD Initiative  Take a moment to picture the last time you went to the doctor’s office. As you hold it in your mind’s eye, take a look around and notice the elements that made you feel comfortable with the quality of […]

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Wash’Em: Designing better handwashing behaviour change programmes

October 15, 2019

By: Sian White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Wash’Em is a process for designing hygiene behaviour change programmes in humanitarian crises. Through several years of research with crisis-affected populations we realised that current approaches hygiene promotion activities are not actually changing behaviour. Typical […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2019: clean hands for all for sustainable development

October 15, 2019

By: Om Prasad Gautam, WaterAid This article was originally posted on WaterAid’s website here. Reposted with permission.  Why are we so off track on increasing the number of people globally who wash their hands? Who is having their access to good hygiene denied? For Global […]

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Designing an adaptable handwashing facility for emergencies

October 14, 2019

By: Martin Shouler, Arup and Sian White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine For those living in informal settlements as a result of humanitarian crises, diseases such as cholera, pneumonia and diarrhoea can spread quickly and with fatal results. Handwashing with soap is our […]

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Are Nudges the Answer to Improving Handwashing Behavior?

October 14, 2019

By: Wendy Putnam and Nga Nguyen, USAID  This post was originally posted on globalwaters.org. Reposted with permission.  While handwashing has been acknowledged as a way to prevent the spread of infection, experts agree that we still aren’t making enough progress on increasing uptake of this […]

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Guarding against infection from all possible angles

October 14, 2019

By: Adam Drolet and Laura Kallen, PATH Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. This phrase, espoused in the Hippocratic Oath, serves as the bedrock for the provision of medical care. Yet, for too many individuals and families who visit health care facilities, this tenet […]

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WASH at the Frontline – What do Health Workers Want?

October 10, 2019

By: Kelly Bridges, Global Water 2020 Frontline health workers put their lives on the line every time they report to work in a clinic or hospital without water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This past World Water Week, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Global Water 2020 and […]

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New Handwashing Campaign: Life is Better with Clean Hands

October 10, 2019

By: David M. Berendes, PhD, MSPH, Epidemiologist at CDC This Global Handwashing Day (October 15, 2019), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Life is Better with Clean Hands, a new handwashing campaign designed to motivate adults to make clean hands […]

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