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2021 Handwashing Innovations Think Tank Report  >

Published: August 20, 2021

The Global Handwashing Partnership convened the 2021 virtual Handwashing Innovations Think Tank in May 2021. This event brought together academics, practitioners and stakeholders working in handwashing behavior change across the globe to co-create solutions for handwashing innovation.

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The H in WASH: A Reflection on the Contribution, Style and Legacy of Professor Val Curtis  >

Published: April 9, 2021

This paper reflects on the contribution, style and legacy of Professor Val Curtis. Professor Curtis was a public health researcher, hygiene champion, and founding member of the Global Handwashing Partnership.

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2020 Handwashing Research Summary  >

Published: March 22, 2021

The 2020 handwashing research summary outlines key themes and findings from handwashing-related research papers published in 2020. Sections include handwashing benefits, access and supplies, behavior, handwashing programs in specific contexts, and COVID-19.

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GLAAS Hygiene Highlight Report  >

Published: December 9, 2020

This highlight report includes UN Water GLAAS findings on national policies, plans, targets and finance for hygiene.

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Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in schools: special focus on COVID-19  >

Published: December 9, 2020

The JMP uses service ladders to benchmark and compare progress across countries on WASH in schools. These service ladders are designed to track progress towards a basic level of service, which is the indicator used for global monitoring of SDG targets related to WASH in […]

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Handwashing Learning Brief  >

Published: October 21, 2020

This Handwashing Learning Brief was developed by the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub. It includes 10 actions to improve long-term handwashing behavior and hygiene programming. Find the full brief here.

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The Case for Handwashing  >

Published: October 13, 2020

In this presentation, Dr. David Berendes discusses the case for handwashing.

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Global Handwashing Day 2020 Fact Sheet  >

Published: September 8, 2020

This fact sheet explains the research and rationale behind this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme, “Hand Hygiene for All”. Read the fact sheet for more information on the recent Hand Hygiene for All initiative, in which this year’s theme is based on, and other information […]

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Use, Adoption, and Effectiveness of Tippy-Tap Handwashing Station in Promoting Hand Hygiene Practices in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review  >

Published: July 1, 2020

Citation: Mbakaya, B.C., Kalembo, F.W., Zgambo, M. (2020). Use, Adoption, and Effectiveness of Tippy-Tap Handwashing Station in Promoting Hand Hygiene Practices in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review. BMC Public Health, 20(1). doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09101-w. Abstract Background: Tippy-taps are locally made devices for washing hands with running […]

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GLAAS Hygiene Highlight 2020  >

Published: July 1, 2020

Understanding how governments and external support agencies (ESAs) are addressing hygiene is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be so after. Approaches to increase handwashing with soap and provide infrastructure for hygiene, as well as activities to promote and complement hygiene practices, […]

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