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Achieving quality health services for all, through better water, sanitation and hygiene: Lessons from three African countries

Achieving Health for All, and in particular universal health coverage (UHC), will not happen without fully functioning basic water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in all health care facilities. Such services are needed to provide quality care, ensure adherence to infection prevention and control (IPC) […]

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Hand Hygiene for All Country Case Studies

Below are country case studies from priority countries within the Hand Hygiene for All Initiative. Countries featured: Iraq, Kenya, Philippines Countries featured: Tanzania, Ecuador, Rwanda


Clean hands protect mothers and newborns in Nigeria through COVID-19

Rita Momoh is a registered nurse and midwife with Wellbeing Foundation in Abuja, Nigeria. She graduated with her nursing degree from Adamawa State College in northeast Nigeria and began her nursing practice at an orthopedic hospital in Jos, Nigeria. Rita practiced as a nurse before […]


Nurses and midwives are critical to teaching hand hygiene in Pakistan

This case study was originally posted on WHO’s website Sania, a midwife in a governmental hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan vividly remembers the first time she met her patient Razia, a 25-year-old women expecting her second child. “Razia was terrified and instantly broke into tears as […]


Midwives are paving the way for better hand hygiene in Lagos, Nigeria

COVID-19 is a reminder of the critical role of hand hygiene in preventing diseases and improving health outcomes. As the first hands to touch a newborn baby, midwives protect the lives of mothers, their children, and their communities. In Lagos, Nigeria, a team of midwives […]


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

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 […]


Rohingya children fight back against COVID-19, one pair of hands at a time

This post was originally posted by UNICEF.  By: Nazzina Mohsin and Abdullah Nayan Around the world, communities have been taking precautions to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and keep their families safe, including by practicing physical distancing. But for the more than […]


How an automated personal hand hygiene system can help measure and improve hand hygiene beyond a traditional health setting

Maria Greskowiak, BSN, RN, CHPN has been a nurse for over 20 years, and is currently an Infection Preventionist and the Manager of Education for Gulfside Healthcare Services in Tampa, Florida. Through her roles, she works to highlight the importance of hand hygiene throughout the […]


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SNV Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme: Identifying the last 10% of households practising open defecation in rural Tanzania

This case study describes the methodology and findings for identifying the last 10% of households practicing open defecation in Tanzania. This study was part of the SNV Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme- a partnership between SNV Tanzania and the Government of Tanzania.

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How a call for behavior change led to innovative solutions to better hand hygiene in a hospital in Denmark

Anne-Mette Iversen is a clinical nursing specialist at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. She graduated with a master’s degree in humanities and health studies at Aarhus University. For the past four years, she has emphasized the importance of hand hygiene in the Oncology Department at […]


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