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The Global Handwashing Partnership

Global Handwashing Day Calls to Action

September 13, 2018

This document lists some key actions that Global Handwashing Day celebrants may promote among their target audiences. These messages are intended to guide celebrants and may be adapted to fit the appropriate context.

Global Handwashing Day 2018 Fact Sheet

August 30, 2018

This fact sheet explains the research behind this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme. Read the fact sheet for a brief explanation of how handwashing connects with food hygiene and nutrition, and why clean hands are a recipe for health!

Infographic: Clean hands – a recipe for health

August 9, 2018

The theme for Global Handwashing Day 2018 focuses on handwashing, food hygiene, and nutrition. Our tagline, ‘clean hands- a recipe for health’, reminds us to make handwashing a part of every meal. Read this infographic to learn more about the theme and what you can […]

Global Handwashing Day 2018 Social Media Toolkit

August 8, 2018

Updated for 2018, this social media toolkit has sample messages, images, and graphics to help celebrants and handwashing champions spread the word about Global Handwashing Day This toolkit includes: Crafted messages about Global Handwashing Day for Twitter, Facebook, and blogs Shareable images with 4 food […]

Global Handwashing Day Planner’s Guide 2018

August 7, 2018

Updated for 2018, this Planner’s Guide will help you plan a successful Global Handwashing Day event. This guide provides background information on this year’s theme, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-use tools, exploring the importance of handwashing with soap. This guide features: Spotlights on big ideas in […]

Event summary: Sustaining WASH behaviors and practices in healthcare settings

July 23, 2018

At the 41st WEDC conference, the Global Handwashing Partnership, Aquatabs, Amref Health Africa, Tufts University, and World Vision convened a discussion on sustaining behaviors and practices for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health facilities to improve patient safety and quality of care. This summary covers the key points from the presentations and discussions at the session, and all presentations are […]

2017 Handwashing Research Summary

May 18, 2018

In this summary, we outline key themes and findings from 117 handwashing-related research papers published in 2017.  This summary presents the overarching findings of the literature on handwashing, and explores specific data and context. Key themes include access and coverage; benefits of handwashing; measuring handwashing […]

Lifebuoy and Oxfam partner to impact lives in emergencies through handwashing with soap

May 15, 2018

This video showcases a partnership between Lifebuoy and Oxfam to promote handwashing with soap in emergency settings.  This partnership brought together Lifebuoy’s behaviour change and communications expertise and Oxfam’s humanitarian and public health response experience to demonstrate the positive difference a public-private sector partnership can make […]

Lifebuoy Empowers Guides to Become Handwashing Heroes

May 15, 2018

Unilever soap brand Lifebuoy has partnered with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to promote the importance of handwashing with soap at key occasions. This video shows how the program takes a creative approach to empower Girl Guides to develop good […]

Infographic: Hygiene in Health Facilities

April 26, 2018

May 5th marks two important global advocacy days — Hand Hygiene Day and International Day of the Midwife. This infographic introduces the key data on hand hygiene and sepsis, and shares what you can do to support health workers and prevent sepsis.

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