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[Webinar Summary] Designing and Implementing Handwashing Programs

October 23, 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 most recent publication: The Handwashing Handbook. The handbook launched on Global Handwashing Day 2020, and […]

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Finland’s Commitment to Hand Hygiene for All

October 20, 2020

By: Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, H.E. Mr Jukka Salovaara In all honesty, I had not talked nor thought about washing hands much before this year. Then came COVID-19 – and our best and first defense against the disease was, and still […]

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Global Handwashing Day – Accelerating Toward Hand Hygiene for All

October 19, 2020

On October 15, 2020, the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and the United Kingdom Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in collaboration with UN Water, WHO, UNICEF, the Global Handwashing Partnership, and Hand Hygiene for All core partners hosted a high-level event […]

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Global Handwashing Day Interview with NNN Vice-Chair, Arielle Dolegui

October 16, 2020

This interview was originally posted on the Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network website. Combining hand hygiene and broader water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions with NTD programs is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve public health. WASH, including hand and face washing, prevents […]

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Reported Handwashing Behaviors Among U.S. Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

October 15, 2020

By: The Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at CDC The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published the “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” which describes handwashing behaviors before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report findings suggest that the percentage of U.S. adults who […]

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Hand hygiene for all: Beat the virus today and ensure better health beyond the pandemic

October 15, 2020

By: Soma Ghosh Moulik, Practice Manager, World Bank This post was originally posted on the World Bank website.  October 15 was Global Handwashing Day, with its clarion call that to beat the virus today and ensure better health outcomes beyond the pandemic, hand hygiene must […]

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This simplest act can make the world a better place

October 15, 2020

By: Nadine Leslie If you were lucky enough to grow up in a place that has ample clean water, hopefully your parents and teachers instilled in you good handwashing habits. Because right now, there is little that will pay off more for you and your […]

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Maximizing Handwashing Behavior Change Through Multiple Community Engagement Tactics

October 14, 2020

By: Sona Sharma and Armelle Sacher, Action Against Hunger To promote hygienic behaviors, we must communicate and engage with communities across a variety of communication channels. In Uganda’s Kyangwali refugee settlement, Action Against Hunger’s social and behavior change efforts went beyond the simple dissemination of […]

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New study from Tork, an Essity brand, shows only 2 out of 10 people wash their hands to protect others

October 14, 2020

Originally posted on the Essity website. A majority of people wash their hands more often today than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is not out of care for others. A new study from Tork, an Essity brand, shows that close to eight […]

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COVID-19 as an awakening for hand hygiene access

October 13, 2020

By: Team DefeatDD When the COVID-19 pandemic first began and little was known about the novel coronavirus, one of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s first recommendations was a simple, tried-and-true public health measure: handwashing. This advice persists today as one of the most important ways, […]

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