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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 13, 2017

From clean hands to clean faces: Working with the WASH sector to end trachoma

By Leah Wohlgemuth, the International Coalition for Trachoma Control It is well known and indisputable that handwashing is a crucial element to the prevention of many infectious diseases. But did you know that similar messages used to educate communities about clean hands can be applied to […]

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October 13, 2017

Exploring the Handwashing Research of Dr. Reshmaan Husssam

Originally published by USAID. This Global Handwashing Day explore the handwashing research of Dr. Reshmaan Hussam, an economist and assistant professor at Harvard Business School on Global Waters Radio. Dr. Hussam chats with Senior Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Social Behavior Change Advisor Nga Nguyen from […]

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October 13, 2017

Our hands, our futures!

By David Shimkus, Programme Director, Global Sanitation Fund, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. The blog is also available is on the WSSCC website. October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, an annual advocacy opportunity to raise awareness and promote the practice of handwashing with soap. […]

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October 13, 2017

Our Hands, Our Future – Let’s invest more

By Wanjiku Kuria, Technical Specialist – Sanitation & Hygiene, World Vision Kenya; originally published 13 October 2017 by World Vision. Diarrhoea alone kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year, of which 1.5 million are children. Nearly 90 per cent of diarrhoea is attributed to […]

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