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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, “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene,” 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 17, 2023

Celebrating Global Handwashing Day: Transforming Trachoma Prevention in Ethiopia

By: Sarit Baum, Head of Partnerships and Communications, NALA Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) impact over 1 billion people globally, and can lead to blindness, malnutrition, and disability amongst the world’s poorest people. Encompassing a group of 20 diseases and conditions, several NTDs are associated with […]

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October 16, 2023

Driving Access to Handwashing in Africa with the SATO Tap

By Samuel Langat, Leader, Africa, SATO In a world where basic hygiene should be universal, it’s astounding to think that, according to WaterAid, one out of five individuals do not or are unable to wash their hands after using a toilet.[1] Even more startling is […]

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October 15, 2023

A message from the Global Handwashing Partnership Director

By: Ron Clemmer, Global Handwashing Partnership  As the secretariat director of the Global Handwashing Partnership, I have heard many hand hygiene stories over the years. These stories highlight the critical importance of good hand hygiene and also the many challenges we face in reaching universal […]

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October 13, 2023

The latest evidence on hand hygiene behavior change in different contexts: Insights from the 2022 Hand Hygiene Research Summary

This article was originally published on the FHI 360 R & E Search for Evidence Blog By: Meriam Zegeye and Aarin Palomares Photo credit: UNICEF As we prepare to mark the Global Handwashing Day on October 15 and engage with the upcoming UNC Water and […]

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