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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, “Clean hands for all,” focuses on the importance of handwashing equity. This community forum serves as a conversational space that curates, collects, and maintains resources, blogs, and content for Global Handwashing Day. Learn more.

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October 15, 2019

Handwashing Behaviour Change: Research on the Frontlines

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 […]

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October 15, 2019

Health for all and clean hands for all go – well, hand in hand

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 […]

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October 15, 2019

Wash’Em: Designing better handwashing behaviour change programmes

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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October 15, 2019

Global Handwashing Day 2019: clean hands for all for sustainable development

By: Om Prasad Gautam, WaterAid This article was originally posted on WaterAid’s website here. Reposted with permission.  Why are we so off track on increasing the number of people globally who wash their hands? Who is having their access to good hygiene denied? For Global […]

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