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FAQ: Using Nudges to Encourage Handwashing with Soap

November 6, 2017

For handwashing to be effective, it needs to be practiced consistently and thoroughly. Even when people have access to soap and water, and know how and why to wash their hands, many still do not properly wash their hands consistently at critical times. The handwashing […]

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.

Norms, nudges, or addiction? Understanding drivers for handwashing behavior change.

September 12, 2017

Handwashing with soap is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases, but behavior change to increase handwashing remains a challenge. On September 12, 2017, the Global Handwashing Partnership and USAID hosted a webinar that focused on behavior change approaches for handwashing with soap. […]

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.  

WASH Counts in Healthcare Facilities: From awareness to action

May 5, 2017

The lack of access to an improved water source and availability of soap at many healthcare facilities (HCF) in resource-limited settings is a real problem. This along with the gaps in the awareness of the importance of enhanced hygiene and infection prevention undercut the ability […]

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 […]

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