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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 13, 2017

Changing the message: to promote handwashing, we need to stop talking about it.

By Geoff Revell, CEO of HappyTap Marketing handwashing enabling technology is neither about the technology nor actual handwashing. HappyTap CEO Geoff Revell argues that tapping into people’s emotions and aspirations leads to greater adoption of portable sinks and lasting behaviour change, and how developing consumer […]

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October 12, 2017

A healthy future is in our hands

By Hope Randall, Digital Communications Officer, PATH’s DefeatDD Initiative; originally published 12 October 2017 by DefeatDD. I’m always impressed by the tireless dedication of community health volunteers, but I have to admit that Babli is my favorite I’ve met so far. She was just so… […]

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October 12, 2017

Catch them young: Three challenges to the WASH sector to accelerate handwashing

By Dr. Fungai Makoni, WASH Regional Programme Director, World Vision East Africa Region; originally a published 5 October 2017 by World Vision International.  When my daughters were doing their first grade in Harare, Zimbabwe, I went to their schools while I was working for the Institute […]

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October 11, 2017

Lessons from children: What a 4-year-old reminded me about handwashing

By Precious Sancho, Senior Technical Advisor, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, World Vision US. Originally published by World Vision International on 4 October 2017. Little Blessing is truly my blessing! Her smile lights up the room and you can’t help laughing at her hyper child-like innocence. Blessing and her […]

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