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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 […]

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 […]

Collapse of hygiene management in hospitals in Bangladesh

March 20, 2020

By: Rashad Ahamad This article was originally posted by New Age Bangladesh.  Cleanliness, poor quality supply water, sanitation and hygiene as well as unsafe management of medical wastes in hospitals in Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh together paint a dismal picture of hygiene practice in […]

Case Studies from the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria Programme

October 9, 2019

By: Noga Flexer, United Purpose The Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria (RUSHPIN) Programme, implemented by United Purpose and funded by the United Nation’s Global Sanitation Fund (through WSSCC) aims to end open defecation and poor hygiene practices in Nigeria using the innovative ‘Community-led […]

Let’s Make Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Inclusive!

April 11, 2019

By: Kristin Hughes Srour, Special Olympics International In Malawi, a group learns how to build a tippy tap and about the practice of washing hands with soap and water. In Nigeria, family members are provided Packs H2O backpacks to carry and store water. In Indonesia, […]

Amid Neglected Diseases is a Neglected Solution

February 4, 2019

By Helen Hamilton. This post originally appeared on the Sanitation Updates blog, here. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are called neglected for a reason: they’re widespread, painful and debilitating and, at times deadly diseases that prey on the poorest people; yet most are preventable. Soil-transmitted helminths […]

Supplies, knowledge, and leadership: preventing newborn sepsis through better hand hygiene in Cameroon

January 9, 2019

Nkwan Jacob Gobte, BNS, MPH, is a nurse and Director of Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP) Banso, and Infection Prevention Supervisor, Cameroon Baptist Health Services , International Ambassador for the Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Nkwan Jacob is an international […]

From clean hands to clean faces: Working with the WASH sector to end trachoma

October 13, 2017

By Leah Wohlgemuth, the International Coalition for Trachoma Control It is well known and indisputable that handwashing is a crucial element to the prevention of many infectious diseases. But did you know that similar messages used to educate communities about clean hands can be applied to […]


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