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WASH in Healthcare Facilities: A toolbox for improving quality of care

October 12, 2017

The USAID’s flagship Maternal & Child Survival Program works to advocate for investments in WASH in healthcare facilities improve programmatic approaches, and contribute to global learning. This microsite includes a toolbox of resources as well as perspectives and an emerging approach from its experience integrating […]

Handwashing – Vital for Sustainable Development advocacy brief

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.

Global Handwashing Day 2017 Planner’s Guide, 6th edition

August 28, 2017

Updated for 2017, this Planner’s Guide will help you plan a successful Global Handwashing Day event. The Planner’s Guide is also available in French and Spanish. From providing step-by-step instructions to easy-to-use tools, the Global Handwashing Day 2017 Planner’s Guide explores the importance of handwashing with soap […]

Fact Sheet: Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities

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 […]

Essential WASH Actions: A Training & Reference Pack to Supplement Essential Nutrition Actions

August 7, 2017

Expanding on the Essential Nutrition Actions & Essential Hygiene Actions, the Essential WASH Actions toolkit, developed by FHI 360’s Julia Rosenbaum and Renuka Bery through the support of the USAID TOPS Micro Grant Program, expands the connection between WASH and nutrition. This resource offers a comprehensive set of essential […]

Global Handwashing Day 2017 Social Media Toolkit

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.  

The State of Handwashing in 2016

March 28, 2017

2016 was a big year in hand hygiene! This summary outlines key themes and findings from 59 peer-reviewed handwashing-related research papers published in 2016, relevant to low and middle-income countries, around 1) the benefits of handwashing with soap, 2) handwashing compliance, 3) approaches to handwashing […]

July to December 2016 Research Summary

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.

PPPHW Annotated Annual Report, 2016

February 28, 2017

In 2016, the PPPHW continued its work on advocacy and knowledge leadership as outlined in its 2013-2016 strategy. This annual report outlines our accomplishments and highlights from the year.

“Dirty Hands Can Be Scary!” poster campaign by St. Louis County Department of Public Health

December 30, 2016

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health worked diligently for six months to create an effective handwashing campaign for distribution to their community. Since the campaign began in October, they have been promoting these efforts on a national, and even international level, to encourage others to help in preventing […]

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