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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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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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October 14, 2019

Designing an adaptable handwashing facility for emergencies

By: Martin Shouler, Arup and Sian White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine For those living in informal settlements as a result of humanitarian crises, diseases such as cholera, pneumonia and diarrhoea can spread quickly and with fatal results. Handwashing with soap is our […]

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October 14, 2019

Are Nudges the Answer to Improving Handwashing Behavior?

By: Wendy Putnam and Nga Nguyen, USAID  This post was originally posted on globalwaters.org. Reposted with permission.  While handwashing has been acknowledged as a way to prevent the spread of infection, experts agree that we still aren’t making enough progress on increasing uptake of this […]

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October 14, 2019

Guarding against infection from all possible angles

By: Adam Drolet and Laura Kallen, PATH Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. This phrase, espoused in the Hippocratic Oath, serves as the bedrock for the provision of medical care. Yet, for too many individuals and families who visit health care facilities, this tenet […]

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