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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 6, 2023

Activating young people in Kenya and Tanzania to champion hygiene behavior change

This article was originally published on the COVID-19 Hygine Hub Website. Country and Region: Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa Organization: Shujaaz Inc., under a project led by Amref Health Africa in Kenya, in collaboration with the National Business Compact on Coronavirus and supported by FCDO and Unilever […]

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October 4, 2023

Stakeholder mapping to drive global guidelines implementation: Reflections from the 2022 Hand Hygiene Think Tank

This article was originally published on the FHI 360 R & E Search for Evidence Blog. By Yuki Cui and Aarin Palomares Organized by the Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP), the Hand Hygiene Think Tank is an opportunity for leaders and experts to come together and discuss key […]

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October 2, 2023

How to Get Involved This Global Handwashing Day

By: Aarin Palomares, Global Handwashing Partnership  Every year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day serves as a platform to raise awareness and build commitment for hand hygiene. As 2030 moves closer, high-level discussions have urged accelerated action to meet global hygiene targets. The latest WHO/UNICEF […]

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October 14, 2022

Universal hand hygiene: strategies, sustainable financing and implementation at scale

This article was originally posted on WaterAid’s website. By: Dr. Om Prasad Gautam and Sophie Hickling, WaterAid Om Prasad Gautam and Sophie Hickling discuss the importance of cost-effective handwashing programmes and urge countries to accelerate progress on developing strategies, ensure sustainable financing and scale up […]

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