This paper reflects on the contribution, style and legacy of Professor Val Curtis. Professor Curtis was a public health researcher, hygiene champion, and founding member of the Global Handwashing Partnership.
The 2020 handwashing research summary outlines key themes and findings from handwashing-related research papers published in 2020. Sections include handwashing benefits, access and supplies, behavior, handwashing programs in specific contexts, and COVID-19.
The JMP uses service ladders to benchmark and compare progress across countries on WASH in schools. These service ladders are designed to track progress towards a basic level of service, which is the indicator used for global monitoring of SDG targets related to WASH in […]
This fact sheet explains the research and rationale behind this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme, “Hand Hygiene for All”. Read the fact sheet for more information on the recent Hand Hygiene for All initiative, in which this year’s theme is based on, and other information […]
Citation: Mbakaya, B.C., Kalembo, F.W., Zgambo, M. (2020). Use, Adoption, and Effectiveness of Tippy-Tap Handwashing Station in Promoting Hand Hygiene Practices in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review. BMC Public Health, 20(1). doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09101-w. Abstract Background: Tippy-taps are locally made devices for washing hands with running […]
Understanding how governments and external support agencies (ESAs) are addressing hygiene is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be so after. Approaches to increase handwashing with soap and provide infrastructure for hygiene, as well as activities to promote and complement hygiene practices, […]
Citation: Jiwani, S.S., Antiporta, D.A. (2020). Inequalities in access to water and soap matter for the COVID-19 response in sub-Saharan Africa. Int J Equity Health, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01199-z Abstract (excerpt): The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly since the first case notification of the WHO in December […]