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Announcing the Global Handwashing Partnership’s 2017 Annual Report

February 21, 2018

The Global Handwashing Partnership’s Annual Report for 2017 is now available here. The 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 […]

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United Purpose and PZ Cussons Celebrate GHD in Nigeria

February 5, 2018

For the fourth consecutive year United Purpose and the PZ Cussons Foundation organized Nigeria’s largest Global Handwashing Day (GHD) campaign. This campaign was one of the largest GHD campaigns in the world. In total, more than 46,000 people washed their hands with soap during our […]

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2017 in Review: The GHP’s top ten moments

January 9, 2018

The GHP’s final SoapBox newsletter of 2017 focused on our favorite achievements in 2017. In many ways, 2017 was an exciting year for the GHP: we launched a new name and strategy, welcomed new members, explored new and innovative ideas in handwashing, and led hygiene […]

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Gender equity, government buy-in, and other lessons from the Water & Health Conference

December 12, 2017

By Bijan Manavizadeh, Global Handwashing Partnership It often surprises me how much can be accomplished and learned in one year. This October, I attended the UNC Water & Health Conference for the second consecutive year. Though there were many important themes discussed, several resonated for […]

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Celebrating Sanitation and Handwashing on World Toilet Day

November 15, 2017

Just a month after Global Handwashing Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership is celebrating World Toilet Day on November 19th. World Toilet Day drives action to solve the global sanitation crisis. Like handwashing, sanitation is a vital way to prevent diseases and protect health. For example, […]

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Beyond October 15: Reflecting on Global Handwashing Day 2017

November 13, 2017

Global Handwashing Day is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash […]

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World Pneumonia Day Calls for Equitable Investments into Child Health, including Handwashing

November 10, 2017

By Swati Sudarsan & Mica Williams, IVAC World Pneumonia Day, established in 2009, is marked annually on November 12th to recognize one of the top causes of death in young children around the world. It is a day when the global health community reflects on […]

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My hands don’t look dirty, so they must be clean, right?

November 9, 2017

By Ashley Latimer, Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer at PATH.  Nishita’s mother, Sheikh Rehana Rahman, helps her to wash hand at her home in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nishita was having high fever, up to temperature of 102 to 104 degree centigrade along with sore throat, vomiting, […]

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Event Summary: From Research to Advocacy–Using evidence to drive change

November 7, 2017

Formative research can help practitioners understand determinants of handwashing behavior, improve program design, and develop achievable—and even scalable—outcomes for policy and programs. Using evidence can also enhance advocacy to influence decision-makers, stakeholders, and donors to adopt, integrate, and invest in hygiene interventions. To explore the […]

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Celebrating Global Handwashing Day 2017 on Facebook Live

October 24, 2017

The Global Handwashing members and partners are celebrating handwashing all month on the Global Handwashing Day Facebook page. Be sure to ‘like’ Global Handwashing Day on Facebook. Then, join us as we go live with handwashing champions to talk about why handwashing with soap is […]

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