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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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Inequalities in access to water and soap matter for the COVID-19 response in sub-Saharan Africa  >

Published: May 27, 2020

Citation: Jiwani, S.S., Antiporta, D.A. (2020). Inequalities in access to water and soap matter for the COVID-19 response in sub-Saharan Africa. Int J Equity Health, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01199-z Abstract (excerpt): The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly since the first case notification of the WHO in December […]

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Rx Hand Hygiene Webinar Slide Deck and Key Resources  >

Published: May 8, 2020

On May 7, 2020 at 8am EDT (12pm UTC), the Global Handwashing Partnership and Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) hosted the webinar highlighting the importance of access to hand hygiene facilities and practical actions that can be taken in […]

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The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review  >

Published: April 5, 2020

Citation: White, S., Thorseth, A., Dreibelbis, R., & Curtis, V., 2020. The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2020.113512 Abstract: Hygiene promotion interventions are likely to be more effective if they target […]

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Budgeting for environmental health services in healthcare facilities: a ten step model for planning and costing  >

Published: April 3, 2020

Citation: Anderson et al. 2020. Budgeting for environmental health services in healthcare facilities: a ten step model for planning and costing. Int. J of Environmental Research & Public Health.  Abstract: Environmental health services (EHS) in healthcare facilities (HCFs) are critical for safe care provision, yet their availability […]

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COVID-19 control in low-income settings and displaced populations: what can realistically be done?  >

Published: March 31, 2020

Source: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Background While modelling predictions1 suggest that uncontrolled or even partially mitigated COVID-19 epidemics in high-income countries could lead to substantial excess mortality, the virus’ impact on people living in low-income settings or affected by humanitarian crises could […]

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