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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 12, 2022

Accelerating availability of better hand hygiene

This article was originally published on SATO’s website.  By: Erin McCusker, Leader at SATO  In 2021, I wrote of the pivotal opportunity to sustain the improved access to handwashing emerging from the increased consumer awareness and government-led communication of the benefits of hand hygiene particularly […]

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October 10, 2022

The Handwashing Handbook is now available in six languages

By: Aarin Palomares, Global Handwashing Partnership Nearly two years ago, the Global Handwashing Partnership launched the Handwashing Handbook. The handbook serves as a comprehensive resource for hand hygiene programming in a variety of contexts. It guides users through the case for hand hygiene, how to […]

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October 7, 2022

Stronger systems for water, sanitation and hygiene: how do we know we are making progress?

This article was originally published on WaterAid’s website. By: Fraser Goff, Sokkung Sou and Tina Chum After five years of strengthening systems for inclusive, lasting, universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), what have we learned about the use of system building block assessments […]

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October 6, 2022

Gender considerations for hygiene programming: Insights from the 2021 Handwashing Innovations Think Tank

This article was originally published on FHI 360’s website. By: Aarin Palomares and Morgan Toth The past five to ten years highlight the increasing focus on delivering more inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming. Spurred on by the Sustainable Development Goals, program implementers must […]

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