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Global Handwashing Day 2017 Report

April 2, 2018

The Global Handwashing Partnership developed the Global Handwashing Day 2017 Report to tell the story of how Global Handwashing Day was celebrated around the world in 2017. More than 520 million people around the world rallied around the theme “Our hands, our future”. This report links to Global […]

World Water Day 2018 Social Media Toolkit

March 12, 2018

Created for World Water Day 2018, this social media toolkit offers messages and infographics for social media to help celebrants and handwashing champions to promote the importance of hygiene in emergency settings, highlight ways to conserve water when handwashing, and remind your followers of the importance […]

Clean Hands for All: A toolkit for hygiene advocacy

February 28, 2018

This toolkit includes tools and resources to help hygiene advocates ensure that handwashing with soap is recognized as critical to health and development. It is designed to help users develop the ideas, tools, and messages to: Advocate to specific audiences to take action to promote […]

Global Handwashing Partnership’s 2017 Annual Report

February 21, 2018

The 2017 Annual Report covers key accomplishments for the year, including: Celebrating Global Handwashing Day: This year’s Global Handwashing Day focused on the benefits of handwashing in building healthy futures, and participants hosted celebrations in communities, on national levels, and on social media. Learning about […]

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 […]

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