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Research improves handwashing programs by uncovering drivers of behavior change

October 11, 2017

Written by Carolyn Moore, Secretariat Director, Global Handwashing Partnership; originally published 9 October 2017 on R&E SEARCH for EVIDENCE. Evidence on the health and social benefits of handwashing is strong. We know that handwashing can prevent up to 40% of diarrheal diseases, and can lead to […]

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Sherifa: A shining star for WASH

October 10, 2017

By Joseline N. Annan and Cynthia Fosuah, WV Ghana. Originally published by World Vision International on October 4, 2017. Sherifa is a nine-year-old girl living in a community called Dingoni, in Ghana. This fun-loving girl, only child to her parents, has become a champion for change in her […]

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Handwashing with Soap, Where Are We?

October 10, 2017

Originally published on Globalwaters.org, October 4, 2017. Global Handwashing Day (October 15) was established in 2008 as a platform to advocate for greater attention to hand hygiene. This effort, combined with many other efforts to bring attention to the need for improved water supply, sanitation, […]

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A future without handwashing

October 9, 2017

By Dr. Emmanuel Opong, Regional Director, WASH and Capacity Building, World Vision International. Originally published by World Vision International on October 4, 2017. What if no one ever washed their hands? Ever. Again. (And, yes, this includes no hand sanitizer) How long would we expect […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 Press Release

October 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – October 9, 2017. On October 15th, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, an international coalition of organizations working to promote handwashing with soap. Handwashing with […]

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WSSCC webinar series #2 on October 24: Approaches to Promote Handwashing & Sanitation Behaviour Change in LMICs

October 5, 2017

Join WSSCC on October 24th for their second in a two-part webinar series on interventions to promote handwashing and sanitation for the launch of the recent WSSCC/3ie systematic review, Approaches to Promote Handwashing and Sanitation Behaviour Change in Low and Middle Income Countries. Register here […]

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World Vision & Sesame Workshop will host a Global Handwashing Day webinar on October 11

October 5, 2017

Join World Vision and their partners at Sesame Workshop on October 11 for a Global Handwashing Day webinar to learn about the WASHUp! programme, a school-based program using learning and teaching materials to educate children and families about positive health behaviors related to WASH. Learn more and register […]

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Diarrhea Innovations Group will host a global Twitter relay on October 11

October 5, 2017

On October 11, PATH’s Diarrhea Innovations Group will host a global Twitter relay about innovations to defeat diarrheal disease (#OvertakeDD). The Global Handwashing Partnership will participate in the relay at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT. Groups not formally participating in the relay  can hook into […]

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Beyond Global Handwashing Day

October 4, 2017

Global Handwashing Day is a once-a-year opportunity to make a big splash in support of handwashing with soap, but the important work of hygiene promotion shouldn’t end after October 15. Download the infographic on the right for five things you can do to continue the momentum. If all […]

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Learn how research in advocacy can improve programmatic and policy outcomes at the UNC Water and Health Conference 2017

September 27, 2017

On October 18 at the UNC Water & Health Conference 2017, the Global Handwashing Partnership will convene a side event with WSSCC, WaterAid & FHI 360 to explore the role of research in advocacy, providing examples of how research has been used in advocacy, as well […]

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