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Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document (2nd edition)  >

Published: June 8, 2020

This compendium is a living document which will be updated regularly as learning emerges. It has been developed and disseminated quickly so immediate, relevant and timely actions can be taken. Find the living document here. Citation: Coultas, M. and Iyer, R. with Myers, J. (2020) […]

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‘How to’ Brief: Communicating for Hand Hygiene during COVID-19  >

Published: May 20, 2020

This brief provides suggestions for crisis planning and risk communication particular to hand hygiene and related issues for COVID-19. It also suggests some ways to accelerate your planning to shape effective behavior change initiatives and offers some tips particular to crisis communication.

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Handwashing Stations and Supplies for the COVID-19 Response  >

Published: May 13, 2020

This document  provides an overview of available handwashing station designs for policy makers, implementers and procurement officers. It places special importance on local manufacturing and procurement and complements existing technical and programmatic guidance on WASH and COVID-19. It was jointly developed in the context of […]

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Rx Hand Hygiene Webinar Slide Deck and Key Resources  >

Published: May 8, 2020

On May 7, 2020 at 8am EDT (12pm UTC), the Global Handwashing Partnership and Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) hosted the webinar highlighting the importance of access to hand hygiene facilities and practical actions that can be taken in […]

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Nurses and midwives are critical to teaching hand hygiene in Pakistan  >

Published: May 4, 2020

This case study was originally posted on WHO’s website Sania, a midwife in a governmental hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan vividly remembers the first time she met her patient Razia, a 25-year-old women expecting her second child. “Razia was terrified and instantly broke into tears as […]

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Midwives are paving the way for better hand hygiene in Lagos, Nigeria  >

Published: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 is a reminder of the critical role of hand hygiene in preventing diseases and improving health outcomes. As the first hands to touch a newborn baby, midwives protect the lives of mothers, their children, and their communities. In Lagos, Nigeria, a team of midwives […]

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COVID-19 Handwashing with Soap Facilities: Compendium of Indicative Layouts, Designs and Cost Estimates  >

Published: May 1, 2020

This compendium developed by UNICEF provides details of different handwashing station designs and estimated cost. Find the compendium here.

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CAWST Guide: How to build a foot-pump handwashing station  >

Published: April 28, 2020

This guide by CAWST provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a foot-pump handwashing station.

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CAWST Soap Making Fact Sheet  >

Published: April 28, 2020

This fact sheet developed by CAWST describes the history of soap, how it’s made, and the two processes for making soap. This fact sheet is available in English, Spanish, and French.

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WHO Guide to Alcohol-Based Handrub Production  >

Published: April 28, 2020

This guide summarizes essential background information from the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care and provides practical information on the local production of alcohol-based handrub.

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