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The 2018 Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank Through the Lens of a Hygiene Knowledge Manager

January 22, 2019

By: Ebuwa Evbuoma, Global Handwashing Partnership The Global Handwashing Partnership’s Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank events bring together multi-sector hygiene experts to drive learning and action in handwashing behavior change. The 2018 edition was held in the Philippines. It was the first Think Tank held […]

Lifebuoy and Amref improve newborn health through handwashing with soap

July 20, 2018

Ed. note: This post concludes our series on how our partners are contributing towards SDG 6. Read on to learn how Unilever and Amref Health Africa are working to improve handwashing practices in Kenya.  By Lifebouy and Amref More than 34,000 newborn babies in Kenya […]

Supporting education through sanitation and handwashing

July 13, 2018

Editorial note: As the High Level Political Forum convenes to understand progress towards the SDGs, we’re sharing some of the ways that Global Handwashing Partnership members are contributing to SDG 6. Today, Banka BioLoo offers a case study on collaboration to improve sanitation and handwashing […]

UNICEF celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2017 in Burundi

April 1, 2018

Teachers and members of the management committees of 15 schools of Kabezi commune are sensitized on best hygiene practices in school including handwashing with soap during critical moments among 10,754 pupils and 111 teachers and management committee members. 25 journalists were trained on handwashing with soap […]

UNICEF celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2017 in the Solomon Islands

April 1, 2018

Letter from the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development to all schools requesting installing of handwashing facilities. Awareness and key messages on the importance of handwashing and the role of UNICEF disseminated via radio, news articles and interviews. Inauguration of newly constructed handwashing stations […]

Oxfam celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2017 with partners in South Sudan

April 1, 2018

Oxfam South Sudan joined the world in celebrating Global Handwashing Day, reaching a total of 29 780 people. Activities included handwashing demonstrations, public addresses, handwashing competitions amongst school children, tippy tap installations, and radio shows on the history of handwashing and its importance on local […]

Catholic Relief Services and SAPLING celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2017 in Bangladesh

March 27, 2018

In coordination with local government representatives, local WASH committees, school teachers, and community representatives, Catholic Relief Services and SAPLING celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a school and community-based WASH campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap. Teachers provided hygiene education for […]

Case Study: SpaTap Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

December 4, 2017

Schools are critical places for children to learn good handwashing habits, and proper school handwashing keeps children healthy and ready to learn. This case study from GHP member SpaTap shows one creative way to bring handwashing stations to schools to encourage handwashing on Global Handwashing […]

Project Concern International celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2017 in Tanzania

October 31, 2017

Project Concern International (PCI) organized a week of Global Handwashing Day celebrations. PCI health officer worked with district medical officers to prepare and air a radio program concerning handwashing. The event organized in at Kigera Etuma village included Handwashing demonstations by health officials and PCI health team memebrs. Students from […]

Terre des hommes celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2017 in Mali

October 30, 2017

In Macina and Markala of Segou Region, 1,000 children and 200 adults (parents and local authorities) in two schools celebrated Global Handwashing Day through educational theatre and games about the key moments of handwashing. A radio spot was also be produced and played on two […]


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