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Clean hands protect mothers and newborns in Nigeria through COVID-19  >

Published: May 8, 2020

Rita Momoh is a registered nurse and midwife with Wellbeing Foundation in Abuja, Nigeria. She graduated with her nursing degree from Adamawa State College in northeast Nigeria and began her nursing practice at an orthopedic hospital in Jos, Nigeria. Rita practiced as a nurse before […]

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Nurses and midwives are critical to teaching hand hygiene in Pakistan  >

Published: May 4, 2020

This case study was originally posted on WHO’s website Sania, a midwife in a governmental hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan vividly remembers the first time she met her patient Razia, a 25-year-old women expecting her second child. “Razia was terrified and instantly broke into tears as […]

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Midwives are paving the way for better hand hygiene in Lagos, Nigeria  >

Published: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 is a reminder of the critical role of hand hygiene in preventing diseases and improving health outcomes. As the first hands to touch a newborn baby, midwives protect the lives of mothers, their children, and their communities. In Lagos, Nigeria, a team of midwives […]

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Did you get the message? My favorite behavior change studies can inform the COVID-19 response  >

Published: April 22, 2020

By: Julia Rosenbaum, FHI 360 This article was originally posted on FHI 360’s R&E Search for Evidence Blog.  Caught off-guard by the rapid novel coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission, governments and implementing partners are scrambling to develop prevention responses. To be effective, prevention communication must effectively spur […]

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Rohingya children fight back against COVID-19, one pair of hands at a time  >

Published: April 2, 2020

This post was originally posted by UNICEF.  By: Nazzina Mohsin and Abdullah Nayan Around the world, communities have been taking precautions to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and keep their families safe, including by practicing physical distancing. But for the more than […]

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How an automated personal hand hygiene system can help measure and improve hand hygiene beyond a traditional health setting  >

Published: August 21, 2019

Maria Greskowiak, BSN, RN, CHPN has been a nurse for over 20 years, and is currently an Infection Preventionist and the Manager of Education for Gulfside Healthcare Services in Tampa, Florida. Through her roles, she works to highlight the importance of hand hygiene throughout the […]

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SNV Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme: Identifying the last 10% of households practising open defecation in rural Tanzania  >

Published: July 8, 2019

This case study describes the methodology and findings for identifying the last 10% of households practicing open defecation in Tanzania. This study was part of the SNV Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme- a partnership between SNV Tanzania and the Government of Tanzania.

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How a call for behavior change led to innovative solutions to better hand hygiene in a hospital in Denmark  >

Published: June 10, 2019

Anne-Mette Iversen is a clinical nursing specialist at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. She graduated with a master’s degree in humanities and health studies at Aarhus University. For the past four years, she has emphasized the importance of hand hygiene in the Oncology Department at […]

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How policy, training practice, and learning work together to improve hand hygiene  >

Published: April 16, 2019

Chedly Azzouz is a Paramedical Professor, an infection prevention control master trainer with the World Health Organization, and a policy advisor. He works with health workers, health system leaders, and policy makers to improve hand hygiene to prevent infections. Chedly began his career as a […]

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Human-Centered Design for Knowledge Management at the Global Handwashing Partnership  >

Published: April 15, 2019

“When you let people participate in the design process, you find that they often have ingenious ideas about what would really help them. And it’s not a onetime thing; it’s an iterative process.” Melinda Gates, “The Human Element: Melinda Gates and Paul Farmer on Designing […]

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