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The Global Handwashing Partnership

Briefing Paper

Global Handwashing Day Lessons for Planners  >

Published: October 1, 2018

This document provides a review of ten years of Global Handwashing Day celebrations, with recommendations and lessons for planners.

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Global Handwashing Day 2018 Fact Sheet  >

Published: August 30, 2018

This fact sheet explains the research behind this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme. Read the fact sheet for a brief explanation of how handwashing connects with food hygiene and nutrition, and why clean hands are a recipe for health!

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 Report  >

Published: April 2, 2018

This report highlights resources, results and success stories of the 2017 Global Handwashing Day celebrations.

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FAQ: Using Nudges to Encourage Handwashing with Soap  >

Published: November 6, 2017

This brief answers some frequently asked questions about nudges as a behavior change tool, and highlights interventions where nudges have been used to increase handwashing.

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Handwashing – Vital for Sustainable Development advocacy brief  >

Published: September 14, 2017

This advocacy brief explains why handwashing with soap is critical to sustainable development, and how this key behavior contributes to many of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Norms, nudges, or addiction? Understanding drivers for handwashing behavior change.  >

Published: September 12, 2017

This webinar summary highlights findings from research and programs on norms, nudges and other drivers of hand hygiene behavior change.

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Fact Sheet: Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities  >

Published: August 23, 2017

This fact sheet highlights the evidence on healthcare-related risks of poor hygiene and the critical components in the improvement of quality of care and reduction of negative outcomes of poor hand hygiene compliance in healthcare facilities.

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The State of Handwashing in 2016  >

Published: March 28, 2017

In this summary, we outline key themes and findings from 59 handwashing-related research papers published in 2016.

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July to December 2016 Research Summary  >

Published: March 7, 2017

Between July and December 2016, we identified 37 relevant peer-reviewed studies on handwashing. Learn about key findings during this time period in this handwashing research summary from the second half of 2016.

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