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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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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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January – June 2016 Research Summary  >

Published: August 8, 2016

Between January and June 2016, 32 relevant peer-reviewed studies on handwashing were identified. Learn about key findings during this time period in this Handwashing Research Summary.

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The State of Handwashing in 2015: An Annual Research Summary  >

Published: January 27, 2016

In this summary, we outline key themes and findings from 44 peer-reviewed handwashing-related research papers published globally in 2015.

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