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Rx Hand Hygiene Webinar Slide Deck and Key Resources

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

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 […]


Nurses and midwives are critical to teaching hand hygiene in Pakistan

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 […]


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

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 […]


COVID-19 Handwashing with Soap Facilities: Compendium of Indicative Layouts, Designs and Cost Estimates

This compendium developed by UNICEF provides details of different handwashing station designs and estimated cost. Find the compendium here.


Key Recommendations on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Measures in Healthcare Facilities

Existing recommendations on water, sanitation and hygiene measures in healthcare facilities are important to provide adequate patient care and protect both patients and staff. This guidance document by PAHO provides key recommendations and messages for WASH in healthcare facilities for COVID-19 and beyond.

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CAWST Guide: How to build a foot-pump handwashing station

This guide by CAWST provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a foot-pump handwashing station.

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CAWST Soap Making Fact Sheet

This fact sheet developed by CAWST describes the history of soap, how it’s made, and the two processes for making soap. This fact sheet is available in English, Spanish, and French.

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WHO Guide to Alcohol-Based Handrub Production

This guide summarizes essential background information from the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care and provides practical information on the local production of alcohol-based handrub.

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Somalia National Contingency Plan for Preparedness and Response to Covid-19

This contingency plan developed by the Federal Ministry of Health and its support partners is based on findings of a risk assessment and WHO advice.

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