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Did you get the message? My favorite behavior change studies can inform the COVID-19 response

April 11, 2020

By: Julia Rosenbaum, FHI 360 This article was originally posted on FHI 360’s R&E Search for Evidence Blog.  Caught off-guard by the rapid novel coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission, governments and implementing partners are scrambling to develop prevention responses. To be effective, prevention communication must effectively spur […]

Healthcare Facilities in Developing Countries a High Risk for Coronavirus Transmission

April 3, 2020

By: Brett Walton, Circle of Blue This article was originally posted on WaterNews, Circle of Blue.  Few healthcare facilities in developing countries have complete water, sanitary, and hygienic services. They are vulnerable to Covid-19 transmission, health experts say. The front lines in the battle to […]

Incorporating nudges into COVID-19 Communication and Prevention Strategies

March 31, 2020

By: Julia Rosenbaum, USAID WASHPaLS Project (FHI 360) Nudges are physical cues that influence people to behave in a certain way, without particular messaging or promotion of any behavior. Nudges avoid direct instruction, mandates or enforcement. The term “nudge” became popularized starting in 2008, after […]

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 […]


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