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Global Leaders are Calling to Accelerate Action Toward Hand Hygiene for All

October 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a stark reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of a disease is also one of the simplest: hand hygiene. To beat COVID-19 today and ensure better health outcomes beyond the pandemic, hand hygiene must be […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2020 Press Release

October 8, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – October 8, 2020. Every year on October 15, millions of people celebrate Global Handwashing Day through worldwide celebrations, events, and advocacy campaigns. The day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008 to help communities, advocates, and leaders spread the word […]

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H is for Handwashing

October 7, 2020

By: Aarti Daryanani, Unilever-Lifebuoy Handwashing has never been more important. As the world marks Global Handwashing Day while fighting the COVID-19 global pandemic, Unilever-Lifebuoy wants to make sure handwashing gets the attention it deserves. Children have been learning the letters of the alphabet for hundreds […]

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[Webinar Summary] Making the Case for Handwashing

October 2, 2020

By: Lily McCann, FHI 360/Global Handwashing Partnership On October 1, 2020, the Global Handwashing Partnership launched the Handwashing Thursday Series. The series aims to amplify the launch of the Partnership’s upcoming publication: The Handwashing Handbook. The handbook will serve as an all-in-one resource for handwashing […]

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Introducing the Handwashing Thursday Series

October 1, 2020

The Handwashing Handbook is launching on Global Handwashing Day! The handbook is based on the experience of the Global Handwashing Partnership and presents best practices and new concepts to improve the uptake of handwashing. It also aims to equip handwashing champions in government, civil society, […]

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How to get involved this Global Handwashing Day

October 1, 2020

By: Aarin Palomares, Global Handwashing Partnership Every year, Global Handwashing Day (October 15) serves as an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The cross-cutting benefits of handwashing are further […]

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WASH practitioners stand on the frontline of Nigeria’s COVID-19 response

July 16, 2020

By: Olajide Adelana This article was originally posted on WSSCC’s website.  ABUJA, Nigeria – The role of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioners in Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overemphasized as working on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus requires […]

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Sustaining Sanitation and Hygiene in Madagascar: the Impact of the Pandemic

July 14, 2020

By: Hoby Randrianimanana This interview was originally posted on WSSCC’s website.  ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa is the Community Mobilization Specialist at the Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme in Madagascar. A medical doctor by training, Fano Randriamanantsoa has worked in […]

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In Nigeria, Doctors Turn to Basic Hygiene to Slow Covid-19

July 3, 2020

By: Elena Bruess As the coronavirus pandemic spreads through Africa’s most populous country, a health foundation pushes for better access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Otun Adewale recounts the story of two doctors in a private hospital in Abuja, Nigeria. One who washes his hands […]

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Almost half of children are not always using soap when washing hands at school, new global survey finds

July 1, 2020

Leading hygiene experts are stressing the importance of effective hand hygiene measures and education in schools as children begin returning to educational settings following the COVID-19 pandemic. The calls follow a new global survey conducted by The Global Hygiene Council (GHC) highlighting that almost half […]

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