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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. This year’s theme, “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together,” calls for collective action. This community forum serves as a conversational space that curates, collects, and maintains resources, blogs, and content for Global Handwashing Day.

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November 4, 2021

Targeted Hygiene: Helping break the chain of infection in public facilities

By: Dr John Hines, Global Director of RD&E at SC Johnson Professional Image credit: SC Johnson Professional The events of the last two years has brought infection transmission, control and prevention to the forefront of our collective consciousness, not just in healthcare but in all […]

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October 26, 2021

Exploring Water Recycling for Handwashing

Gravit`eau handwashing systems recycle water and reduce water consumption to about 5 ml of water per hand wash. The gravity-driven autarkic setup works without a power supply. We share the results of a 12-month evaluation of the Gravit`eau handwashing systems in a refugee camp in […]

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October 22, 2021

The 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference from the Perspective of a First-Time Attendee

By: Jennifer Ayres, FHI 360 On October 4-8, I attended the 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice. This is an annual conference where leading experts in the WASH sector explore issues related to safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources […]

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October 21, 2021

Lessons from management of public handwashing facilities in Kenya

By: Dennis Munai, Rogers Moraro, and Viola Tupeiya – Amref Health Africa in Kenya Photo credit: NBCC Kenya With the outbreak of coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19), hand washing has been applied as a mainstay public health measure against the spread of the infection. Moreover, […]

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