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The State of Handwashing in 2015: An Annual Research Summary  >

Published: January 27, 2016

A recent Lancet paper ranked handwashing in 21st place as a leading cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) globally, stating: “The finding that no handwashing with soap is a global risk present in all regions is a reminder that this nexus of risks is relevant to […]

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July-September 2015 Research Summary  >

Published: January 26, 2016

This research summary reviews the relevant peer reviewed studies published in the third quarter of 2015.

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Research Summary, January – March 2015  >

Published: August 3, 2015

This research summary reviews the relevant peer reviewed studies published in the first quarter of 2015.

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Research Summary, April – June 2015  >

Published: August 3, 2015

Between April and June 2015 17 relevant peer reviewed handwashing studies were identified. Read what we learned about behavior change, handwashing hardware, and the benefits of handwashing here.

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Children as Handwashing Change Agents: A short review of the evidence  >

Published: June 17, 2015

Many global health behavior change programs focus on influencing children, given their adaptability. In the early years of life, children are still learning about the world, identifying social norms, and forming lifelong habits, so this is an opportune moment to help them develop the habit […]

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Scaling Up Hygiene: A PPPHW event at AfricaSan4  >

Published: June 4, 2015

As  a follow-up discussion to our Regional Think Tank at AfricaSan4, we hosted a session examining the challenges of bringing hygiene improvement to scale. In this session we presented three components of scaling up: policy, partnerships, and integration. Katie Greenland (LSHTM) presented the equity argument for scaling […]

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2015 Africa Regional Handwashing Think Tank  >

Published: June 3, 2015

Our 2015 regional Think Tank event hosted at the AfricaSan4 Conference in Dakar, Senegal, brought together experts to discuss the theme of Three Big Ideas in Handwashing, including emotional motivators, behavior settings, and the science of habit. Presentations included: Emotional Motivators: A big idea in (handwashing) behavior […]

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2012 Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank  >

Published: June 1, 2015

The PPPHW’s Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank in 2012, held in New York City, aimed to take stock of the best, identify the gaps; and articulate the way forward for handwashing behavior change in the key areas of research and practice, including: Critical times for handwashing; […]

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Handwashing Research Summary – Quarter 1, 2015  >

Published: April 30, 2015

Between January and March 2015 16 relevant peer reviewed handwashing studies were published. Download our research summary to see what these studies found about the behavior, hardware, and benefits associated with handwashing.

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Global Handwashing Day 2014 Report  >

Published: April 28, 2015

In 2014 hundreds of millions of people rallied around the slogan “Choose handwashing, choose health” and celebrated Global Handwashing Day. This report tells the story of Global Handwashing Day in 2014.

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