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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 27, 2020

[Event Summary] Hand Hygiene: During COVID-19 and Beyond

Every year, the UNC Water & Health Conference convenes actors from civil society, government, research institutions, and the private sector to discuss successes, identify current gaps, and highlight ways to move forward. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference was held on a virtual platform, […]

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October 26, 2020

Manila Water Foundation Helps Bring Hand Hygiene for All

In the Philippines, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) is the only local organization that is a member of the Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP).  MWF is the social development arm of Manila Water, a water utility subsidiary of the Philippines’ oldest conglomerate, servicing over seven million people […]

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October 23, 2020

[Webinar Summary] Designing and Implementing Handwashing Programs

By: Lily McCann, FHI 360/Global Handwashing Partnership On October 1, 2020, the Global Handwashing Partnership launched the Handwashing Thursday Series. The series aims to amplify the launch of the Partnership’s most recent publication: The Handwashing Handbook. The handbook launched on Global Handwashing Day 2020, and […]

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October 20, 2020

Finland’s Commitment to Hand Hygiene for All

By: Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, H.E. Mr Jukka Salovaara In all honesty, I had not talked nor thought about washing hands much before this year. Then came COVID-19 – and our best and first defense against the disease was, and still […]

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