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[Webinar Summary] Rx Hand Hygiene: Facilitating Clean Hands in Healthcare Facilities During COVID-19 and Beyond

May 8, 2020

On May 7, 2020 at 8am EDT (12pm UTC), the Global Handwashing Partnership and Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) hosted a webinar highlighting the importance of access to hand hygiene facilities and practical actions that can be taken in […]

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Water, sanitation and hygiene: world leaders call for action on COVID-19

May 7, 2020

This statement was originally posted on SWA’s website.  Until there is a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, there is no better cure than prevention. Water, sanitation and hand hygiene, together with physical distancing, are central to preventing the spread of COVID-19, and a first line […]

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The most momentus day in a century for the midwives: We must applaud midwives with WASH

May 5, 2020

By: H.E. Toyin Saraki, Wellbeing Foundation Africa Today, on 5th May, we celebrate the most momentous day in a century for the midwifery profession, the International Day of The Midwife, in the first ever Year of the Midwife, as the world is currently at a […]

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Promote hand hygiene to save lives and combat COVID-19

May 4, 2020

By: Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia This article was originally posted on WHO’s website. Promoting good hand hygiene is one of the most basic yet powerful tools that Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region must continue to leverage […]

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New handwashing solution could help halt spread of COVID-19 in developing world

April 30, 2020

By: David Silverman This article was originally posted on Imperial College London’s website.  A new technology has dramatically increased rates of handwashing in a trial in Tanzania, and could be key to preventing spread of infectious diseases. Researchers at Imperial College London and the London School […]

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What key principles should we use to guide our coronavirus hygiene programming ?

April 29, 2020

By: Sian White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine This article was originally posted on the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub.  There is not one standardised approach to coronavirus response and context adaptation is important. Irrespective of what your organisation decides to do we recommend that […]

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Lessons on hygiene behaviour change from La Mosquitia, Honduras

April 27, 2020

By: David Weatherill, CAWST This article was originally posted on CAWST.  To learn about hygiene and handwashing behaviour in the Department of Gracias a Dios, Pure Water for the World Honduras and CAWST partnered with UNICEF to complete a Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) study […]

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Working with communities to position handwashing for disease prevention

April 24, 2020

This post was originally posted on the USAID Afya Uzazi Program news section. Washing hands with soap is a simple yet effective way to prevent diseases.  It is recommended that family members wash hands with soap and running water at critical times including after visiting […]

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Message for Earth Day

April 22, 2020

The original statement can be found here.  On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our planet is facing one of the greatest challenges to the health and well-being of its people. And yet, in the midst of this struggle, we are reminded of the value […]

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Collaborating for urgent local action to tackle COVID-19 in Kenya

April 16, 2020

The Kenyan National Business Compact for COVID-19  was officially launched in Nairobi on March 16, 2020. The coalition was convened by The Marketing Society of Kenya comprised of competing brands in hygiene, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Public Relations Society of Kenya, AMREF, […]

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