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Learn how research in advocacy can improve programmatic and policy outcomes at the UNC Water and Health Conference 2017

September 27, 2017

On October 18 at the UNC Water & Health Conference 2017, the Global Handwashing Partnership will convene a side event with WSSCC, WaterAid & FHI 360 to explore the role of research in advocacy, providing examples of how research has been used in advocacy, as well […]

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Webinar Summary: Norms, nudges, or addiction? Understanding drivers for handwashing behavior change.

September 20, 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. […]

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World Water Week—where does handwashing fit in?

August 31, 2017

By Carolyn Moore Stockholm World Water Week displays the incredible diversity of efforts to achieve SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Among sessions on business opportunities in fecal sludge management, the role of WASH in reducing stunting, and […]

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Healthcare Facilities

April 14, 2017

Access to improved WASH can help prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections and allows healthcare staff to offer safe, clear, and desirable treatment and services to patients. Yearly, an estimated 15% of patients develop one or more infections during a hospital stay and that at any given […]

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Habits

January 9, 2017

From Behavior Initiation to Habit Formation Initiating handwashing behavior is a key component of many handwashing behavior change programs–but unlike many other health interventions, handwashing is not a one-off activity. Handwashing with soap needs to be practiced consistently to be effective. All too often, handwashing […]

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Think Tanks

December 20, 2016

  As the world’s knowledge leader in hygiene behavior change, the Global Handwashing Partnership seeks to take stock of the best, identify the gaps, and articulate the way forward for hygiene behavior change. Our Handwashing Think Tanks bring together hygiene experts from civil society, government, research […]

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Why Make Handwashing a Habit? An explanation of the Global Handwashing Day 2016 theme.

September 19, 2016

No matter where a baby is born, their parents are united by a common hope: that their child will grow up to be healthy, successful, and happy. And yet, for too many, these dreams aren’t realized. In 2016, 5.9 million children died before celebrating their […]

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WASH Works

September 1, 2016

Integration is very much a buzzword here at Stockholm World Water Week, and for good reason. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) underscore many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will be critical to achieving success in related areas, including education, nutrition, and health. But, […]

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‘Raising the bar and expanding the scope’ at Stockholm World Water Week

August 31, 2016

With the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global community set its intentions for how it wants the world to look in 2030. But, this reality won’t be achieved without hard work, smart collaborations, and significant funding. Unsurprisingly, this has been a major […]

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Engaging around Equity at Stockholm World Water Week

August 30, 2016

By Hanna Woodburn   Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is one of my favorite conferences each year, because it tends to create cohesion between many disparate conversations that have taken place throughout the rest of the year. Through sessions, working group meetings, and impromptu conversations […]

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