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Clean Hands for All – New tools for hygiene advocacy

February 28, 2018

Handwashing with soap is an amazing tool to defeat diarrheal diseases, reduce newborn and child mortality, and much more. Hygiene advocacy helps to build the right enabling environment to make this life-saving behavior accessible to all. To support hygiene advocacy on global and national levels, […]

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Announcing the Global Handwashing Partnership’s 2017 Annual Report

February 21, 2018

The Global Handwashing Partnership’s Annual Report for 2017 is now available here. The report covers key accomplishments for the year, including: Celebrating Global Handwashing Day: This year’s Global Handwashing Day focused on the benefits of handwashing in building healthy futures, and participants hosted celebrations in […]

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United Purpose and PZ Cussons Celebrate GHD in Nigeria

February 5, 2018

For the fourth consecutive year United Purpose and the PZ Cussons Foundation organized Nigeria’s largest Global Handwashing Day (GHD) campaign. This campaign was one of the largest GHD campaigns in the world. In total, more than 46,000 people washed their hands with soap during our […]

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New Hygiene in Emergencies Page

January 16, 2018

Handwashing with soap is critical to protecting health in emergency settings. Proper handwashing not only prevents the spread of disease after natural disasters, conflict, or other emergencies; it also supports recovery in health, education, and other sectors. Still, handwashing with soap has been identified as […]

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SoaPen joins handwashing, learning, and play

January 11, 2018

It’s flu season in many parts of the world, and children are absent from urban and rural classrooms fighting cold, fever, diarrhea and other infectious illnesses. While most people with proper care and access to medicines will recover, 1,400 children die every day from infectious […]

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2017 in Review: The GHP’s top ten moments

January 9, 2018

The GHP’s final SoapBox newsletter of 2017 focused on our favorite achievements in 2017. In many ways, 2017 was an exciting year for the GHP: we launched a new name and strategy, welcomed new members, explored new and innovative ideas in handwashing, and led hygiene […]

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Global Handwashing Day in Cambodia: Cleaner Hands for Brighter Futures

December 28, 2017

A double celebration of the Global Handwashing Day 2017 in Cambodia at Ang Meas Tani Primary School in Kampot province By Alex Winkscha, Regional Coordinator for Cambodia and Lao PDR with the GIZ Regional Fit for School Program. Originally published on 26 December 2017 by GIZ. […]

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New Infographic: Nudges for handwashing

December 18, 2017

The GHP has published a new infographic as a partner resource to our FAQ on Using Nudges to Encourage Handwashing with Soap. This infographic explores the importance of nudges as a tool for behavior change to encourage handwashing with soap, provides examples of nudges for […]

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Gender equity, government buy-in, and other lessons from the Water & Health Conference

December 12, 2017

By Bijan Manavizadeh, Global Handwashing Partnership It often surprises me how much can be accomplished and learned in one year. This October, I attended the UNC Water & Health Conference for the second consecutive year. Though there were many important themes discussed, several resonated for […]

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Case Study: SpaTap Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

December 4, 2017

Schools are critical places for children to learn good handwashing habits, and proper school handwashing keeps children healthy and ready to learn. This case study from GHP member SpaTap shows one creative way to bring handwashing stations to schools to encourage handwashing on Global Handwashing […]

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