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Sherifa: A shining star for WASH

October 10, 2017

By Joseline N. Annan and Cynthia Fosuah, WV Ghana. Originally published by World Vision International on October 4, 2017. Sherifa is a nine-year-old girl living in a community called Dingoni, in Ghana. This fun-loving girl, only child to her parents, has become a champion for change in her […]

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Handwashing with Soap, Where Are We?

October 10, 2017

Originally published on, October 4, 2017. Global Handwashing Day (October 15) was established in 2008 as a platform to advocate for greater attention to hand hygiene. This effort, combined with many other efforts to bring attention to the need for improved water supply, sanitation, […]

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A future without handwashing

October 9, 2017

By Dr. Emmanuel Opong, Regional Director, WASH and Capacity Building, World Vision International. Originally published by World Vision International on October 4, 2017. What if no one ever washed their hands? Ever. Again. (And, yes, this includes no hand sanitizer) How long would we expect […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 Press Release

October 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – October 9, 2017. On October 15th, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, an international coalition of organizations working to promote handwashing with soap. Handwashing with […]

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