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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, “Clean hands for all,” focuses on the importance of handwashing equity. This community forum serves as a conversational space that curates, collects, and maintains resources, blogs, and content for Global Handwashing Day. Learn more.

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October 7, 2019

Special Olympics is Leaving No One Behind

By: Kristin Hughes Srour, Special Olympics International Photo Credit: Special Olympics International As the world rallies around Global Handwashing Day, it is important to bring awareness to those who face barriers and challenges around hygiene and handwashing. Although access to safe water and sanitation is […]

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October 4, 2019

Enough with the trainings! What else to consider when promoting handwashing among clinicians

By: Lindsay Denny, Global Water 2020 Photo Credit: WaterAid/Tom Greenwood It’s a familiar scenario. A trainer runs a training on hand hygiene for nurses. Good practice is modeled, copied by participants. Nurses return to their work. Hand hygiene compliance marginally increases, only to return to […]

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October 3, 2019

Clean Hands for All with Essity

By: Reneé Remijnse, Essity   Over 1.3 billion people worldwide live with disabilities. Hygiene is a basic right and should be available and accessible for all. Tork products promote clean hands for all with dispensers that are ‘Easy to Use ‘certified for people with limited […]

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October 2, 2019

Clean hands for all is impossible without a tap!

By: Stuart Mason, SPATAP When I grew up in London during the ’70s, my mother would repeat the mantra of, “Wash your hands, wash your hands.” It was drummed into me and it was easy to do. I would walk to the bathroom, turn on […]

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