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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 […]

Ensuring Clean Food and Hands for Healthier Babies: The Need to Learn Across Sectors

October 10, 2023

By Caroline van der Voorden, Julia Rosenbaum, and Gretchen Thompson Photo Credit: USAID Food hygiene has been largely neglected in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. Traditional WASH interventions have focused on reducing exposure to fecal contamination through improved water supply, the use of […]

Our Favorite Moments and Activities from 2022

December 21, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, we want to celebrate another incredible year of partnership to move the needle on hand hygiene. From developing new tools to turning commitment into action, we have made great strides toward our joint vision of universal hand hygiene. In […]

New study from Tork, an Essity brand, shows only 2 out of 10 people wash their hands to protect others

October 14, 2020

Originally posted on the Essity website. A majority of people wash their hands more often today than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is not out of care for others. A new study from Tork, an Essity brand, shows that close to eight […]


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