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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 11, 2017

Fit for the Future! Combating Malnutrition through Daily Handwashing in Schools

By Alex Winkscha, Regional Coordinator for Cambodia & Lao PDR, GIZ Regional Fit for School Program This year’s celebration of the Global Handwashing Day takes place under the theme of “Our Hands, Our Future”. For many children across the world, their future hinges on the availability of […]

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October 11, 2017

Research improves handwashing programs by uncovering drivers of behavior change

Written by Carolyn Moore, Secretariat Director, Global Handwashing Partnership; originally published 9 October 2017 on R&E SEARCH for EVIDENCE. Evidence on the health and social benefits of handwashing is strong. We know that handwashing can prevent up to 40% of diarrheal diseases, and can lead to […]

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October 10, 2017

Sherifa: A shining star for WASH

By Joseline N. Annan and Cynthia Fosuah, WV Ghana. Originally published by World Vision International on October 4, 2017. Sherifa is a nine-year-old girl living in a community called Dingoni, in Ghana. This fun-loving girl, only child to her parents, has become a champion for change in her […]

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October 10, 2017

Handwashing with Soap, Where Are We?

Originally published on Globalwaters.org, October 4, 2017. Global Handwashing Day (October 15) was established in 2008 as a platform to advocate for greater attention to hand hygiene. This effort, combined with many other efforts to bring attention to the need for improved water supply, sanitation, […]

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