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The Global Handwashing Partnership

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.

Hand Hygiene in Health Care Advocacy Pack

March 12, 2019

This advocacy pack can be used to support you in planning and conducting activities to accelerate hand hygiene efforts in healthcare settings. It consists of evidence-based materials on the impact, current practice, and strategies for hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, and provides sample messages to […]

Hand Hygiene in Health Care Data Sheet

March 12, 2019

This resource lists some of the key data related to the impact of hand hygiene in healthcare settings.

Hand Hygiene – Vital to Quality Care Advocacy Brief

March 12, 2019

This advocacy brief explains why hand hygiene is vital in healthcare settings.

Hand Hygiene in Health Care Social Media Toolkit

March 12, 2019

This social media toolkit has sample messages and graphics to help advocates spread the word on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare settings.

Hand Hygiene in Health Care Laser Talks

March 12, 2019

This resource provides examples and a template for effective pitches that can be used to convince someone to take action and improve hand hygiene.

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