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The Global Handwashing Partnership

How policy, training practice, and learning work together to improve hand hygiene

April 16, 2019

Chedly Azzouz is a Paramedical Professor, an infection prevention control master trainer with the World Health Organization, and a policy advisor. He works with health workers, health system leaders, and policy makers to improve hand hygiene to prevent infections. Chedly began his career as a […]

Human-Centered Design for Knowledge Management at the Global Handwashing Partnership

April 15, 2019

“When you let people participate in the design process, you find that they often have ingenious ideas about what would really help them. And it’s not a onetime thing; it’s an iterative process.” Melinda Gates, “The Human Element: Melinda Gates and Paul Farmer on Designing […]

WASH in Schools empowers girls education: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools

April 9, 2019

The 7th virtual conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools was held on 30 October 2018. The presenters covered work on MHM that spanned countries and regions across the world, identifying shared challenges in programme design, implementation, and monitoring. OrganizationUNICEFName of person submittingMonica Serrano

SoapBox: A Monthly Newsletter Published by the Global Handwashing Partnership

April 1, 2019

SoapBox, our periodical, first appeared in 2017. It was informed by the need for a consistent platform to deliver updates and best practices to handwashing researchers and implementers. In line with our strategic objective for knowledge management, we aim to encourage practitioners to leverage best […]

Wash’Em Webinar: Doing Hygiene Programming Better

April 1, 2019

This resource provides a recording and other resources from the Wash’Em Webinar entitled, “Doing Hygiene Programming Better”.

2018 Handwashing Research Index

March 26, 2019

A core goal of our research summaries is to increase the research focus on handwashing. In 2018, we found 155 studies which explore handwashing in connection with diverse programmatic areas in global health and development, varying from urban design to maternal and child health. These […]

The Science of Habit: Creating Disruptive and Sticky Change in Handwashing Behavior

March 19, 2019

In this paper, the researchers propose that the “science of habit” can partly explain the challenge of handwashing behavior change. The resulting principles integrate basic science insights from psychology, cognitive science, and behavior change research.

Clean hands are your health: Working for better hand hygiene at Hospital de Barillas

March 18, 2019

Selyvn Rafael Mérida Reyes is in charge of maintenance at the Hospital de Barillas in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where he has worked for the last six years. He graduated from the Colegio Mixto Asturias in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where he focused on community development. His work at […]

Las manos limpias son su salud: Trabajando para mejorar la higiene de manos en el Hospital de Barillas

March 18, 2019

Selvyn Rafael Mérida Reyes está a cargo de mantenimiento en el Hospital de Barillas en Huehuetenango, Guatemala, donde ha trabajado por seis años. Se graduó en el Colegio Mixto Asturias en Huehuetenango, Guatemala, donde se enfocó en Perito en Técnicas de Desarrollo Comunitario. Al principio, […]

Hand Hygiene – Vital to Quality Care Infographic

March 12, 2019

This infographic introduces key data on hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, and shares practical steps to ensure hand hygiene is prioritized in healthcare settings.

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