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The Global Handwashing Partnership

Announcing the Hand Hygiene for All Global Initiative

June 26, 2020

This press release was originally posted on UNICEF’s website. “To control COVID-19, we have to make hand hygiene accessible to all” – UNICEF and WHO Joint statement by Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, […]

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How I Found My Way to Advocating for Safe Water and Sanitation in Nigeria and Beyond

June 23, 2020

By: Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, founder-president of Wellbeing Foundation Africa This article was originally posted on Global Citizen.  In African traditional folklore, we have a proverb: “Every dance starts with a clap.” Just watch us and you’ll find this proverb is indeed true. We clap at […]

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Without WASH, Health Workers Can’t Do Their Jobs

June 16, 2020

By: Lindsay Denny, Global Water 2020 This post was originally posted as a Frontline Health Workers Coalition blog.  The hospital—a referral hospital in Bahir Day, Ethiopia—served a population of 25 million. Dozens of mothers gave birth daily, some of whom were sent from other facilities […]

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NGO provides sanitary pads to girls in Nairobi slum during COVID-19 lockdown

June 16, 2020

By: Kevin Mwanza This post was originally posted on WSSCC’s website.  NAIROBI, Kenya – In Nairobi’s Korogocho slums, the sudden closure of schools in March was a double tragedy for 15-year-old Consolata. It meant she would lose out not only on learning, but also on free […]

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No regrets: integrating hygiene and immunisation on the frontlines of disease prevention

June 5, 2020

By: Julie Truelove and Katie Tobin, WaterAid This post was originally posted on WaterAid’s WASH Matters.  As global health donors gather virtually for Gavi’s Global Vaccine Summit on 4 June, hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Julie Truelove and Katie Tobin make the case for why […]

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Coronavirus: Kenyan boy who made hand-washing machine awarded

June 3, 2020

This article was originally posted on BBC.  A nine-year-old Kenyan boy who made a wooden hand-washing machine to help curb the spread of coronavirus has told the BBC he is “very happy” after receiving a presidential award. “I now have two machines and I want […]

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‘Hygiene Hub’ links science to action to help save lives during COVID-19

May 29, 2020

By: Joanna Esteves Mills This press release was originally posted on the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub.  New online portal provides ‘real-time’ support and latest evidence for hygiene interventions actors, supported by funding from DFID and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Simple hygiene practices are one of […]

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The hospitals where doctors can’t wash their hands

May 19, 2020

By: Rebecca Root This article was originally posted on Devex. BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Hand-washing is the first line of defense against COVID-19 and many other diseases. Yet 1 in 4 health care centers around the world has no hand-washing facilities, and in the lowest-income countries, […]

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Why does handwashing with soap work so well to prevent COVID-19?

May 18, 2020

By: Sian White This article was originally posted on the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub and is updated on an ongoing basis.  Handwashing with soap, together with other public health interventions, will be key to curbing the transmission of COVID-19. To understand why handwashing is so effective […]

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Hygiene: the missing first line of defence against COVID-19

May 17, 2020

This article was originally posted on WaterAid’s WASH Matters.  The COVID-19 pandemic is a global emergency that demands urgent collective action – not only to withstand this crisis, but to build resilience against the threat of future health crises. In our action plan, we urge […]

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