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Handwashing – Vital for Sustainable Development  >

Published: September 14, 2017

 This advocacy brief explains why handwashing with soap is critical to sustainable development, and how this key behavior contributes to many of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Fact Sheet: Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities  >

Published: August 23, 2017

Good hygiene is critical to ensure that healthcare staff provide quality care, reduce the spread of infections, and protect the health of communities. This fact sheet explores the healthcare-related risks of poor hygiene and the critical elements of hand hygiene needed to improve quality of care […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 Social Media Toolkit  >

Published: August 2, 2017

Updated for 2017, this social media toolkit has sample messages, blog ideas, and resources to help celebrants and handwashing champions spread the word about Global Handwashing Day. This toolkit is available in English, French & Spanish.  

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July to December 2016 Research Summary  >

Published: March 7, 2017

Between July and December 2016, we identified 37 relevant peer-reviewed studies on handwashing. Learn about key findings during this time period in this handwashing research summary from the second half of 2016.

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January – June 2016 Research Summary  >

Published: August 8, 2016

Between January and June 2016, 32 relevant peer-reviewed studies on handwashing were identified. Learn about key findings during this time period in this Handwashing Research Summary.

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

Published: April 27, 2016

The facts about handwashing are clear. It prevents illness–from the commonplace such as influenza, diarrhea, and pneumonia–to the rare, yet deadly–such as Ebola. Its benefits are far reaching as it impacts not only health, but also nutrition, education, and equity. And, in addition to being […]

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

Published: April 19, 2016

On an annual basis, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing convenes a Handwashing Think Tank where hygiene experts from civil society, government, research institutions, and the private sector gather to take stock of the best, identify the gaps, and articulate the way forward for hygiene […]

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Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit  >

Published: March 18, 2015

Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit Annex 1 Advocacy Opportunities Annex Annex 2 Hygiene in the SDGs One-Pager in English and French Annex 3 Key Actors  

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1 Trillion Germs Poster  >

Published: March 16, 2015

Do you know how many germs can live in one gram of poop? One trillion! Use this poster from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to remind others of this important reason to wash your hands. This poster is available in: Arabic 8.5×11 […]

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Governments Take Action  >

Published: March 16, 2015

Governments play a crucial role in supporting handwashing policies. This document explores how governments and promote handwashing and gives practical examples.

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