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The Global Handwashing Partnership

Global Handwashing Day 2019 Fact Sheet

September 3, 2019

This fact sheet explains the research behind this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme, “Clean Hands for All”. Read the fact sheet for more information on handwashing equity and learn why clean hands for all is so important!

Global Handwashing Day 2019 Twitter Banners

September 3, 2019

Use your Twitter page to celebrate Global Handwashing Day by changing your profile banner picture.

Global Handwashing Day 2019 Facebook Banners

September 3, 2019

Use your Facebook page to celebrate Global Handwashing Day by changing your profile banner picture.

Global Handwashing Day “Always Wash Your Hands” Poster

September 3, 2019

This poster, designed for children, shows the key times for handwashing and demonstrates how to properly wash hands.  This poster is available in: Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, and Spanish.   

Global Handwashing Day 2019 Social Media Toolkit

August 26, 2019

Updated for 2019, this social media toolkit has sample messages, templates, and graphics to help handwashing champions spread the word about Global Handwashing Day.   This toolkit includes: Crafted messages about Global Handwashing Day for social media platforms and blogs Shareable graphics with this year’s […]

Wash’em Handwashing Design Guide

August 23, 2019

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.

How an automated personal hand hygiene system can help measure and improve hand hygiene beyond a traditional health setting

August 21, 2019

Maria Greskowiak, BSN, RN, CHPN has been a nurse for over 20 years, and is currently an Infection Preventionist and the Manager of Education for Gulfside Healthcare Services in Tampa, Florida. Through her roles, she works to highlight the importance of hand hygiene throughout the […]

Infographic: Clean Hands for All

July 10, 2019

The theme for Global Handwashing Day 2019 focuses on leaving no one behind in our handwashing advocacy. Our tagline, ‘clean hands for all’, reminds us to ensure handwashing initiatives are equitable and inclusive. Read this infographic to learn more about the theme and what you can […]

SNV Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme: Identifying the last 10% of households practising open defecation in rural Tanzania

July 8, 2019

This case study describes the methodology and findings for identifying the last 10% of households practicing open defecation in Tanzania. This study was part of the SNV Sanitation and Hygiene for All Programme- a partnership between SNV Tanzania and the Government of Tanzania.

January to June 2019 Handwashing Research Index

June 17, 2019

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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