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Hand Hygiene for All: A Call to Action for All of Society to Achieve Universal Access to Hand Hygiene

The Hand Hygiene for All initiative aims to implement WHO’s global recommendations on hand hygiene to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic and work to ensure lasting infrastructure and behaviors. This document outlines why universal hand hygiene is important and how multiple actors can work […]

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Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document (2nd edition)

This compendium is a living document which will be updated regularly as learning emerges. It has been developed and disseminated quickly so immediate, relevant and timely actions can be taken. Find the living document here. Citation: Coultas, M. and Iyer, R. with Myers, J. (2020) […]

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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 […]


The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review

Citation: White, S., Thorseth, A., Dreibelbis, R., & Curtis, V., 2020. The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2020.113512 Abstract: Hygiene promotion interventions are likely to be more effective if they target […]

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Theory and practice of social norms interventions: eight common pitfalls

Citation: Cislaghi, B. & Heise, L., 2018. Theory and practice of social norms interventions: eight common pitfalls. Globalization and Health, 14(1), 83. Abstract: BACKGROUND: Recently, Global Health practitioners, scholars, and donors have expressed increased interest in “changing social norms” as a strategy to promote health […]

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WHO Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This course provides information on what facilities can do to be prepared in the case of an emerging respiratory virus, such as the novel coronavirus. This course covers Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures required to: Be prepared and ready to respond to an outbreak, […]


Wash’Em Coronavirus Brief

This guide gives you practical tips to encourage community-level handwashing behavior to control and prevent the spread of coronavirus. The guide is currently available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Bangla, and Portugese. Find other Wash’Em COVID-19 resources here.

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Wash’em Handwashing Design Guide

In crisis-affected settings, humanitarian organizations are often responsible for providing or repairing handwashing facilities that encourage handwashing among affected populations. This guide provides important factors to consider when designing handwashing facilities to encourage behavior change.

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January to June 2019 Handwashing Research Index

A core goal of our research summaries is to increase the research focus on handwashing. This Handwashing Research Index is a collaboration between the Global Handwashing Partnership Soapbox and USAID Water Currents. Between January and June 2019, we found 36 studies which explore handwashing in […]

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