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Global Handwashing Day Facebook Banners

March 16, 2015

Use your Facebook page to celebrate Global Handwashing Day by changing your profile banner picture. This download is available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

UNICEF / GIZ Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools

March 16, 2015

The Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools Field Guide, published by UNICEF and GIZ, is designed to improve the effectiveness of hygiene behavior change programs. The approach ensures that healthy habits are taught, practiced, and integrated into daily school routines. The Field Guide is also available […]

Water and Sanitation Program’s Handwashing with Soap Toolkit

March 16, 2015

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) conducted research with local partners in Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam to understand the factors that effect an individual’s decision to practice handwashing with soap. The research informed the implementation of handwashing project activities in the four countries. The lessons […]

Handwashing Handbook

March 16, 2015

The Handwashing Handbook provides guidance on designing and implementing handwashing behavior change programs. Although this document was published in 2005, the tools and guidance can still be used today. 

Lather Up For Good Health®

March 16, 2015

Through this initiative geared towards families and children, Colgate-Palmolive provides handwashing tips, educational materials, games, and downloads.

WASH Your Hands Before You Eat Curriculum

March 16, 2015

This curriculum was developed by WASH Advocates to help teachers plan lessons to celebrate Global Handwashing Day (October 15) and World Food Day (October 16).

The Effect of Handwashing at Recommended Times with Water Alone and With Soap on Child Diarrhea in Rural Bangladesh: An Observational Study

March 16, 2015

This paper studies which critical times are most important for preventing childhood diarrhea and the findings indicate that before preparing food is is particularly important time for washing hands to prevent childhood diarrhea. The study also found that washing with water alone is not as […]

Research Summary, January – June 2013

March 16, 2015

Our twice-annual handwashing literature reviews are compiled from peer-reviewed and grey literature publications and provide practical guidance for implementers. Click here to read the literature summary in slide format. Click here to see the summary in document format. This version contains detailed take-aways for implementers.

Strategies and Challenges to Handwashing Promotion in Emergencies

March 16, 2015

Prepared by the University at Buffalo, this report seeks to understand approaches and challenges to improving hand hygiene in humanitarian emergencies though conducting informant interviews with experts.

SuperAmma Handwashing Campaign

March 16, 2015

The SuperAmma campaign is the culmination of years of behavioral science research to inculcate the habit of handwashing with soap. This communication campaign is based on the Evo-Eco theory of behavior change. The website linked to here includes the approach and the materials that worked […]

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