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WASH at the Frontline – What do Health Workers Want?

October 10, 2019

By: Kelly Bridges, Global Water 2020 Frontline health workers put their lives on the line every time they report to work in a clinic or hospital without water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This past World Water Week, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Global Water 2020 and […]

Innovations in Combating the Hand Hygiene Crisis: A Lesson in Getting Creative

May 22, 2019

By: Lindsay Denny This post was originally posted on the WASH in Health Care Facilities website. What do you do when there aren’t enough working sinks in the hospital and the infrastructure situation won’t be improved anytime soon? Sometimes, you need to get creative. Walking […]

How policy, training practice, and learning work together to improve hand hygiene

April 16, 2019

Chedly Azzouz is a Paramedical Professor, an infection prevention control master trainer with the World Health Organization, and a policy advisor. He works with health workers, health system leaders, and policy makers to improve hand hygiene to prevent infections. Chedly began his career as a […]

Clean hands are your health: Working for better hand hygiene at Hospital de Barillas

March 18, 2019

Selyvn Rafael Mérida Reyes is in charge of maintenance at the Hospital de Barillas in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where he has worked for the last six years. He graduated from the Colegio Mixto Asturias in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where he focused on community development. His work at […]

Clean Hands Count for Frontline Health Workers

January 8, 2019

December 21, 2018 Carolyn Moore and Ebuwa Evbuoma, Global Handwashing Partnership This post was originally published on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition blog.

Learning Page: Habits

October 23, 2018

This learning page provides background and additional resources from the Global Handwashing Partnership, on the science of habit and its intersection with handwashing.

Learning Page: Integration

October 23, 2018

Good handwashing has broad-reaching benefits beyond just the prevention of diarrhea and pneumonia. It can positively impact sanitation, education, nutrition, and more. As such, handwashing can, and should, be integrated into related development projects, policies, and initiatives. Three examples of sector programs where handwashing can […]

Side Session Summary: Sustaining WASH behaviors and practices in healthcare settings

July 23, 2018

In this summary, we highlight the key messages and knowledge points from the roundtable discussion with partners and stakeholders on sustaining behavior and practices at the 41st WEDC conference.

Every Newborn Deserves Caring, Clean Hands

May 3, 2018

By Pavani K. Ram, MD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and Co-Director, Community for Global Health Equity, University at Buffalo; and Senior Medical Advisor for Newborn Health,  Office of Maternal Child Health and Nutrition, USAID Newborn babies the world over are cherished and welcomed into […]

United Purpose and PZ Cussons Celebrate GHD in Nigeria

February 5, 2018

For the fourth consecutive year United Purpose and the PZ Cussons Foundation organized Nigeria’s largest Global Handwashing Day (GHD) campaign. This campaign was one of the largest GHD campaigns in the world. In total, more than 46,000 people washed their hands with soap during our […]


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