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Event Summary: AfricaSan 4 Day Three – Going further together

May 28, 2015

On Monday, the PPPHW Secretariat and partners began the week at AfricaSan with our Handwashing Think Tank, so it was fitting that we concluded the conference on Wednesday by delivering a session on Moving Hygiene to Scale. In the Think Tank we dived in to three big ideas in hygiene promotion […]

WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake

April 28, 2015

In times of disaster, particularly when infrastructure has been compromised and people find themselves together in close quarters, there is an increased risk of infection. As such, great need after natural disasters is to ensure access to basic water, sanitation, and hygiene. As the international community […]

Step two: Behavior initation

April 27, 2015

Initiating handwashing behavior is a key component of many handwashing behavior change programs. Unlike some other health behaviors, handwashing has to be performed frequently and consistently to be effective.  Even when a person begins to change their behavior to wash their hands more often, it […]

Step one: Pave the way

April 27, 2015

  Paving the way refers to how program designers can make it easier for people to adopt good handwashing behaviors. Some of the ways to do this include: Address the enabling environment Focus on critical moments for promotion Understand drivers of behavior Select handwashing behavior […]

Event Summary: Daegu Day One – First Impressions of World Water Forum 7

April 13, 2015

This blog is the first in a series of daily updates on handwashing at the World Water Forum 7 happening this week in South Korea. Our PPPHW Deputy Secretariat Director, Hanna Woodburn is on the ground, listening to current discussions, learning about innovations, calling for […]

Assessing the Health Impact of WASH Measures in Schools in Maradi (Niger)

March 14, 2015

This study examined the impact of clean water supply, latrines, handwashing stations, and health promotion education on Nigerien school children’s health.

Maddikera, Chippagiri and Aspari Mandals of Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh

March 11, 2015

Location: Maddikera, Chippagiri and Aspari Mandals of Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh Participants: 5,000 Organizations: Government Schools; SVK NGO; District WASH Consultant on behalf of UNICEF, HFO Students, parents, teachers, headmasters, and others took part in Global Handwashing Day celebrations in 26 Government schools in Maddikera Mandal, Kurnool […]


February 12, 2015

  Certain population groups are uniquely affected by lack of access to handwashing, but equitable programming has high potential to improve hygiene. Access to proper handwashing facilities—as well as water needed for handwashing—and exposure to effective handwashing promotion that drives people to use them at […]


February 12, 2015

Handwashing with soap and educational achievement are closely linked. Long before children are of school age, inadequate hygiene practices can lead to diarrhea and other infections that contribute to stunting. Stunting impedes a child’s cognitive development, setting students back from their peers even before the […]

GLAAS Report Highlights Need for Hygiene Investment

November 11, 2014

World Toilet Day is a fitting moment for the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water to release their biannual 2014 Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) Report. The GLAAS report is always eagerly anticipated by the WASH sector because it sheds […]


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