October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides a stark reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of a virus is also one of the simplest: hand hygiene, especially through handwashing with soap. To beat the virus today and ensure better health outcomes beyond the pandemic, handwashing with soap must be a priority now and in the future. This year’s theme, Hand Hygiene for All, calls for all of society to achieve universal hand hygiene.
No matter your role, you can celebrate Global Handwashing Day!
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By: Teklemarian Ayalew, Action Against Hunger Ethiopia and Astrid Hasund Thorseth, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Promotion of healthy hygiene practices in emergencies works best when it is based on scientific evidence and adapted local contexts. However, gaps in the scientific literature regarding […]
By: Hope Randall, PATH’s DefeatDD Initiative Take a moment to picture the last time you went to the doctor’s office. As you hold it in your mind’s eye, take a look around and notice the elements that made you feel comfortable with the quality of […]
By: Sian White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Wash’Em is a process for designing hygiene behaviour change programmes in humanitarian crises. Through several years of research with crisis-affected populations we realised that current approaches hygiene promotion activities are not actually changing behaviour. Typical […]
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