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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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January to June 2019 Handwashing Research Index  >

Published: June 17, 2019

A core goal of our research summaries is to increase the research focus on handwashing. This Handwashing Research Index is a collaboration between the Global Handwashing Partnership Soapbox and USAID Water Currents. Between January and June 2019, we found 36 studies which explore handwashing in […]

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2018 Handwashing Research Index  >

Published: March 26, 2019

A core goal of our research summaries is to increase the research focus on handwashing. In 2018, we found 155 studies which explore handwashing in connection with diverse programmatic areas in global health and development, varying from urban design to maternal and child health. These […]

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WASH in Emergencies Problem Exploration Report: Handwashing  >

Published: March 8, 2019

This report from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund explores the challenges and limitations of handwashing in emergency settings, and outlines focus areas for future research.

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Side Session Summary: Sustaining WASH behaviors and practices in healthcare settings  >

Published: July 23, 2018

In this summary, we highlight the key messages and knowledge points from the roundtable discussion with partners and stakeholders on sustaining behavior and practices at the 41st WEDC conference.

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2017 Handwashing Research Summary  >

Published: May 18, 2018

In this summary, we outline key themes and findings from 117 handwashing-related research papers published in 2017. 

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Infographic: Hygiene in Health Facilities  >

Published: April 26, 2018

This infographic introduces the key data on hand hygiene and sepsis in healthcare facilities, and shares practical steps to support health workers in the prevention of sepsis.

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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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WASH in Healthcare Facilities: A toolbox for improving quality of care  >

Published: October 12, 2017

This resource, a microsite, shares tools, perspectives as well as the USAID Maternal & Child Survival program expertise in the integration of WASH in quality of care improvement.

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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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