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Handwashing is not optional for restaurant workers: It is essential for public health

February 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 4, 2015. Handwashing with soap is a cornerstone of public health and disease prevention. Each year in the United States there are approximately 48 million cases of food-borne illness, over half of which are associated with restaurants. To fight the spread […]

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Lessons from Zaragoza: Indicators, Integration, and Human Rights for Hygiene Post-2015

February 2, 2015

We are only a few weeks into 2015, but the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing and other actors within the international development community have been anticipating this landmark year for quite some time. Later this year, the Member States of the United Nations will agree […]

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Good Handwashing Key To A Healthy Holiday Season

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 17, 2014.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently warned that this year’s flu season might be particularly severe, and some states are already reporting spikes in influenza. With the holidays also in full swing, the Global Public-Private Partnership […]

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PPPHW applauds the passage of the Water for the World Act

December 17, 2014

The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing lauds the passage of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014. Passed by unanimous consent by the United States Senate on December 15, 2014, the Water for the World Act will improve the U.S. government’s […]

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GLAAS Report Highlights Need for Hygiene Investment

November 11, 2014

World Toilet Day is a fitting moment for the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water to release their biannual 2014 Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) Report. The GLAAS report is always eagerly anticipated by the WASH sector because it sheds […]

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