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.
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. The compendium is available in Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese. Find the living document here. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]