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Celebrating World Health Worker Week

April 1, 2019

This week (April 1 -7) is World Health Worker Week. World Health Worker Week is a chance to mobilize support for frontline health workers and celebrate their work. The week also draws attention to the fact that the world simply does not have enough health […]

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Handwashing with soap – where’s the real story?

February 14, 2019

By Carolyn Moore, Global Handwashing Partnership Because I work in handwashing advocacy, my friends, family, and colleagues love to alert me when handwashing pops up in the news. This week, I’ve received a flurry of emails related to a moment when  US-based news host, Peter […]

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Announcing the 2018 Global Handwashing Day Report

February 12, 2019

The Global Handwashing Partnership is pleased to announce that the 2018 Global Handwashing Day report is now available in our Resources Hub. The 2018 campaign theme, ‘Clean hands- a recipe for health’, encouraged everyone to make handwashing with soap a part of every meal. This year, […]

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Amid Neglected Diseases is a Neglected Solution

February 4, 2019

By Helen Hamilton. This post originally appeared on the Sanitation Updates blog, here. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are called neglected for a reason: they’re widespread, painful and debilitating and, at times deadly diseases that prey on the poorest people; yet most are preventable. Soil-transmitted helminths […]

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Profiling leaders in hand hygiene

January 2, 2019

This year, the Global Handwashing Partnership will be publishing a series of interviews sharing stories from people leading efforts to improve hand hygiene. With this series, we hope to share examples and personal narratives of leaders who took action to improve hand hygiene in their […]

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Hygiene: a crucial piece of the puzzle for the impact of WASH

December 21, 2018

This post, by Tettje van Daalen, originally appeared on IRC’s web site, here. The explicit reference to hygiene in the text of Sustainable Development Goal target 6.2 represents increasing recognition of the importance of hygiene and its close links with sanitation. Hygiene is multi-faceted and […]

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Lessons from 10 Years of Global Handwashing Day

October 1, 2018

Global Handwashing Day is just two weeks away, and  this October 15 will mark the 10th annual celebration of the Day. In preparation for this year’s Global Handwashing Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership conducted a review of the impact, opportunities, and limitations of the Day. […]

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What we learned about handwashing from published research in 2017

June 13, 2018

This post originally appeared on FHI 360’s R&E Search for Evidence Blog, here.  By Carolyn Moore Every year, the Global Handwashing Partnership summarizes the year’s peer-reviewed evidence related to handwashing with soap. Our 2017 research summary includes 117 studies and brings together additional evidence for the benefits of handwashing, […]

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Webinar summary: Systems approaches to hygiene behavior change – lessons across WASH, health, and education

June 1, 2018

On May 9th at 10 am ET, the Global Handwashing Partnership and IRC hosted a discussion focused on ways to use existing systems to improve scale and sustainability of hygiene promotion efforts. Hygiene behaviors are one of the most effective ways to improve outcomes in […]

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2017 Handwashing Research Summary

May 21, 2018

The Global Handwashing Partnership has published our 2017 research summary! This summary brings together findings from 117 peer-reviewed studies published in 2017. Key themes include access and coverage; benefits of handwashing; measuring handwashing compliance; handwashing behavior change; drivers of handwashing; and efficacy of handwashing hardware including various […]

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