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UNICEF celebrated Global Handwashing Day in all schools throughout South Sudan

October 20, 2016

UNICEF South Sudan celebrated Global Handwashing Day in all schools throughout South Sudan by having pupils wash hands with soap and clean water and school head/teachers emphasizing on the importance of washing hands to prevent diseases. The main event took place in Juba with more than 4,500 […]

Tata Motors of India celebrates Global Handwashing Day

October 20, 2016

Tata Motors Ltd., based in India, celebrated Global Handwashing Day across Pimpri-Chinchwad City of Pune with a unique multi-partner collaboration. The major stakeholders coming together are Pimpri-Chinchwad City municipal corporation 131 schools, Integrated Child Development Services, 200 anganwadi centers, Annamrita – Mid Day Meal initiate, […]

SNV celebrates Global Handwashing Day with multi-week campaign in Uganda

October 10, 2016

SNV conducted a campaign in Uganda which led up to World Toilet Day, which focused on addressing topics such as proper construction of handwashing stations, handwashing at five critical times, using handwashing triggering tools, and more. SNV also worked to upgrade handwashing stations. At an event, the President […]

Child Welfare Tshwane celebrating Global Handwashing Day in South Africa

October 9, 2016

Child Welfare Tshwane will distribute posters to its ECDs, drop-in centers, offices, the Bramley Child and Youth Care Centre, and partnering schools in Tshwane to create awareness about the importance of washing hands correctly. They will host a poster competition for the children and the winner will be announced […]

VAREN celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Zambia

October 8, 2016

Vision Africa Regional Network (VAREN) celebrated Global Handwashing Day in collaboration with UNICEF this year by conduct focus groups discussions with pupils and teachers at schools and health staff and new mothers at health facilities to explain the importance of handwashing with soap starting from the 3rd […]

Concern Universal and PZ Cussons holds World’s biggest Global Handwashing Day campaign again in Nigeria!

October 5, 2016

For the third year in a row, Concern Universal and PZ Cussons joined forces with some of Nigeria’s top entertainers to hold Nigeria’s, and probably the world’s, largest celebration of Global Handwashing Day to inspire a generation of children to adopt and pass on the […]

Why Make Handwashing a Habit? An explanation of the Global Handwashing Day 2016 theme.

September 19, 2016

No matter where a baby is born, their parents are united by a common hope: that their child will grow up to be healthy, successful, and happy. And yet, for too many, these dreams aren’t realized. In 2016, 5.9 million children died before celebrating their […]

Cholera and Handwashing Fact Sheet

August 9, 2016

A PDF version of this fact sheet can be accessed here. Cholera is a diarrheal disease that has a substantial impact on public health. Each year, it affects the lives of millions of people, especially those who live in conditions that are not conducive to practicing […]

2016 Handwashing Think Tank: Integration, Settings, Scale/Sustainability

April 27, 2016

This overview of the 2016 Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank highlights the background, sessions and recommendations for all actors in the hand hygiene space.

2015 Regional Handwashing Think Tank, Senegal: Emotional Motivators, Behavioral Settings and the Science of Habit

April 19, 2016

This document discussed emotional motivators, behavioral settings and the science of habit formation-three themes explored during the 2015 Regional Handwashing Think  Tank.


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