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January 9, 2017

Advocacy includes tactics like lobbying key decision makers, organizing demonstrations, and launching media campaigns to persuade decision makers to take action. Handwashing advocacy usually aims to influence public policy, public opinion, and resource mobilization. For example, advocates can call for handwashing to be included in […]

Project Implementation

January 9, 2017

Handwashing promotion is an important part of hygiene projects, but handwashing should not only be promoted in WASH programs. Given the impact of handwashing on global health and development, handwashing can and should be integrated into WASH, health, nutrition, education, and other related sector programming. […]

Webinar Summary: Fostering WASH & Wellbeing in the Workplace

November 23, 2016

According to the U.N. Joint Monitoring Programme, 2.4 billion people globally do not have access to a toilet, and of them, nearly 1 billion people defecate in the open. The Sustainable Development Goal 6 Target 2 mandates that access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) […]

Webinar Summary: Fostering WASH & Wellbeing in the Workplace

November 19, 2016

This webinar summary highlights a discussion and recommendations  for improving workplace sanitation and hygiene for employee wellness.

Pure Water for the World Celebration in Haiti

October 19, 2016

Pure Water for the World celebrated Global Handwashing Day this year at Ecole Nationale de Modelle. We had over 150+ participants. We raised awareness with educational programs aimed at reinforcing the importance of handwashing at critical times and how it can help to prevent the spread […]

Event Summary: Big Ideas at the 2016 UNC Water and Health Conference

October 17, 2016

Earlier this year the Global Handwashing Partnership hosted its Handwashing Think Tank. This event aimed to explore current knowledge about handwashing with soap, spark collaborative thinking about handwashing, and drive the sector forward. We looked at the current state of hygiene in three thematic areas: integration, […]

Water Hub Africa celebrates at Rivers State schools in Nigeria

October 10, 2016

Water Hub Africa visited 2 local community schools, Abonnema Girls Grammar School and Nyemoni Anglican Secondary School, about 20km out of Port Harcourt city. The celebrations, which were supported by the Productive Education & Effective Leadership (PEEL) initiative had a total participation of 779 students […]

Habits matter. This is why you should promote them!

October 7, 2016

By Bijan Manavizadeh Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme […]

‘Raising the bar and expanding the scope’ at Stockholm World Water Week

August 31, 2016

With the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global community set its intentions for how it wants the world to look in 2030. But, this reality won’t be achieved without hard work, smart collaborations, and significant funding. Unsurprisingly, this has been a major […]

FHI 360 Bangladesh learns about the Happy Tap

October 20, 2015

Where: Bangladesh Organizer: FHI 360 The FHI 360 Bangladesh Country Office held its own Global Handwashing Day celebration in the office with an interactive presentation on the importance of handwashing and handwashing demos.  Our WASHplus technical expert, Faruqe Hussain, and resident Wateshed/Happy Tap intern Edward […]


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