April 27, 2016
The facts about handwashing are clear. It prevents illness–from the commonplace such as influenza, diarrhea, and pneumonia–to the rare, yet deadly–such as Ebola. Its benefits are far reaching as it impacts not only health, but also nutrition, education, and equity. And, in addition to being […]
April 19, 2016
On an annual basis, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing convenes a Handwashing Think Tank where hygiene experts from civil society, government, research institutions, and the private sector gather to take stock of the best, identify the gaps, and articulate the way forward for hygiene […]
February 2, 2016
In 2015, the PPPHW continued its work on advocacy and knowledge leadership as outlined in its 2013-2016 strategy. This annual report outlines our accomplishments and highlights from the year.
January 27, 2016
A recent Lancet paper ranked handwashing in 21st place as a leading cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) globally, stating: “The finding that no handwashing with soap is a global risk present in all regions is a reminder that this nexus of risks is relevant to […]
January 26, 2016
This research summary reviews the relevant peer reviewed studies published in the third quarter of 2015.
August 3, 2015
This research summary reviews the relevant peer reviewed studies published in the first quarter of 2015.
August 3, 2015
Between April and June 2015 17 relevant peer reviewed handwashing studies were identified. Read what we learned about behavior change, handwashing hardware, and the benefits of handwashing here.
June 17, 2015
Many global health behavior change programs focus on influencing children, given their adaptability. In the early years of life, children are still learning about the world, identifying social norms, and forming lifelong habits, so this is an opportune moment to help them develop the habit […]
June 4, 2015
As a follow-up discussion to our Regional Think Tank at AfricaSan4, we hosted a session examining the challenges of bringing hygiene improvement to scale. In this session we presented three components of scaling up: policy, partnerships, and integration. Katie Greenland (LSHTM) presented the equity argument for scaling […]
June 3, 2015
Our 2015 regional Think Tank event hosted at the AfricaSan4 Conference in Dakar, Senegal, brought together experts to discuss the theme of Three Big Ideas in Handwashing, including emotional motivators, behavior settings, and the science of habit. Presentations included: Emotional Motivators: A big idea in (handwashing) behavior […]
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