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The Global Handwashing Partnership

Introducing the Global Handwashing Partnership

January 12, 2017

Over the past fourteen years, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) has worked to improve hygiene in communities where it matters most. Our work initially was to explore if public and private sectors working together could achieve impact in handwashing promotion. The partners who […]

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Celebrate World Toilet Day 2016!

October 25, 2016

Global Handwashing Day 2016 may be over, but the upcoming World Toilet Day presents an excellent opportunity to continue the momentum around sanitation and hygiene. This year, the theme is Toilets and Jobs. We know that sanitation and hygiene are essential to creating a strong […]

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Event Summary: Big Ideas at the 2016 UNC Water and Health Conference

October 17, 2016

Earlier this year the Global Handwashing Partnership hosted its Handwashing Think Tank. This event aimed to explore current knowledge about handwashing with soap, spark collaborative thinking about handwashing, and drive the sector forward. We looked at the current state of hygiene in three thematic areas: integration, […]

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Five Things I’ve Learned from Accidentally Starting a Handwashing Program

October 14, 2016

By Barclay Martin I never set out to run a handwashing initiative. In fact, this whole project started because I love music, culture and people. What began as a simple idea for a week of art projects bloomed into a completely new story of health […]

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A Global Handwashing Day Infographic from Clinell Direct

October 12, 2016

In celebration of Global Handwashing Day, Clinell Direct, dives into facts about hand hygiene in the UK. View their infographic here to learn more and be inspired to improve your own handwashing habit.  

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Access Taylor & Francis’ Research Collection around Hygiene & Sanitation this Global Handwashing Day

October 10, 2016

To mark Global Handwashing Day 2016, and tie in with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), Taylor & Francis are delighted to offer free access to a research collection around hygiene and sanitation. This research collection demonstrates how hygiene and […]

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Science of Habit webinar hosted by World Vision

October 5, 2016

On October 20, World Vision hosted a webinar with Dr David Neal who explored handwashing and the Science of Habit. Participants learned a great deal from Dr Neal, and some excellent resources were shared. World Vision also opened up a discussion thread on the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) […]

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Announcing the 2016 Global Handwashing Day Theme: Make Handwashing a Habit!

June 21, 2016

The theme for Global Handwashing Day 2016 is “Make handwashing a habit!” For handwashing to be effective it must be practiced consistently at key times, such as after using the toilet or before contact with food. While habits must be developed over time, this theme […]

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Reflections from Women Deliver 2016

May 21, 2016

As Women Deliver 2016 wraps up, I have been reflecting on the meetings, presentations, and conversations that I engaged in this week. I’ve learned from young advocates about the barriers to sanitation they face in countries such as Cameroon; spent time with colleagues from WaterAid […]

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WASH Wednesday at 2016 Women Deliver

May 19, 2016

Wednesday morning at Women Deliver started early with a breakfast lunch hosted by WaterAid, the UN Foundation, and Intrahealth that posed the provocative question: “Would you give birth without clean water, soap and a toilet?” At this session, panelists addressed the lack of access to […]

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