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UK aid and Unilever to target a billion people in global handwashing campaign

March 26, 2020

This article was originally posted by the UK Department of International Development.  The UK government is working with Unilever to fund a global programme to urgently tackle the spread of coronavirus. The programme will reach up to a billion people worldwide, raising awareness and changing […]

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Helping to protect lives and livelihoods from the Covid-19 pandemic

March 24, 2020

This article was originally posted by Unilever.  Unilever contributes more than €100m to continue helping people affected around the world London/Rotterdam. Unilever, the consumer goods manufacturer of brands including Dove, Knorr, Omo and Lifebuoy, today announced a wide-ranging set of measures to support global and national […]

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“WASH Viruses Away” on World Water Day

March 20, 2020

In honor of World Water Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership is pleased to announce our WASH Viruses Away campaign, which will run throughout 2020. The campaign will promote handwashing with soap to protect against the coronavirus and other respiratory diseases with the aim to catalyze […]

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Collapse of hygiene management in hospitals in Bangladesh

March 20, 2020

By: Rashad Ahamad This article was originally posted by New Age Bangladesh.  Cleanliness, poor quality supply water, sanitation and hygiene as well as unsafe management of medical wastes in hospitals in Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh together paint a dismal picture of hygiene practice in […]

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How a Swiss scale-up is taking up the fight against the spread of infectious disease worldwide

March 10, 2020

By: Emilie Barnasconi, Smixin As part of its ongoing advocacy efforts, Smixin AG. a Swiss cleantech scale-up, is engaged in comprehensive research led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UC Berkeley and the University of Cyprus. The preliminary results of the research can be […]

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Using the Innovation Challenge to increase handwashing within local schools

March 5, 2020

By: Joseph Miller On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern.” Coronavirus continues to spread and schools across the world are preparing for the scenario where they experience an outbreak in the […]

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Harnessing the power of WASH in the fight against NTDs

January 30, 2020

By: Yael Velleman, SCI Foundation While in Uganda last week, I had the unique opportunity to sit down with the Ugandan Ministry of Health’s National Program Officer for Trachoma Control, Gilbert Baayenda. Trachoma is a devastating bacterial infection and the world’s leading infectious cause of […]

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Can a toolkit make a difference to WASH and NTDs collaboration?

January 30, 2020

By: Yael Velleman (SCI Foundation) and Leah Wohlgemuth (Sightsavers); WASH Working Group Co-Chairs, Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network One year on from the launch of the first-ever practical guide on WASH and NTDs collaboration, the co-chairs of the NNN WASH Working Group reflect on its […]

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World Health Organization prioritizes the absence of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities for the first time

January 21, 2020

“Countries invest heavily in protecting their people from terrorist attacks, but not against the attack of a virus, which could be far more deadly, and far more damaging economically and socially. A pandemic could bring economies and nations to their knees,” according to Director-General Dr. […]

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Crossing the Finish Line: Sustaining Behavior Change for the Prevention and Elimination of NTDs

November 19, 2019

By: NNN WASH Working Group Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a fundamental human right. Improvements in health and increasing life expectancy across much of the world can be attributed to investments that improve environmental conditions and healthy behaviors. However, inequities in accessing […]

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