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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 14, 2020

Maximizing Handwashing Behavior Change Through Multiple Community Engagement Tactics

By: Sona Sharma and Armelle Sacher, Action Against Hunger To promote hygienic behaviors, we must communicate and engage with communities across a variety of communication channels. In Uganda’s Kyangwali refugee settlement, Action Against Hunger’s social and behavior change efforts went beyond the simple dissemination of […]

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October 14, 2020

New study from Tork, an Essity brand, shows only 2 out of 10 people wash their hands to protect others

Originally posted on the Essity website. A majority of people wash their hands more often today than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is not out of care for others. A new study from Tork, an Essity brand, shows that close to eight […]

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October 13, 2020

COVID-19 as an awakening for hand hygiene access

By: Team DefeatDD When the COVID-19 pandemic first began and little was known about the novel coronavirus, one of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s first recommendations was a simple, tried-and-true public health measure: handwashing. This advice persists today as one of the most important ways, […]

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October 12, 2020

How Eco-Soap Bank is tackling COVID-19 in partnership with the #Sweat4Soap Campaign

By: Samir Lakhani, Eco-Soap Bank Eco-Soap Bank, a global nonprofit organization employing women to recycle leftover soap from factories, and Mina Guli, a longstanding water advocate, are teaming up together to tackle COVID-19 and raise awareness about the newfound importance of handwashing with soap. Together, […]

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