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Case Study: SpaTap Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

December 4, 2017

Schools are critical places for children to learn good handwashing habits, and proper school handwashing keeps children healthy and ready to learn. This case study from GHP member SpaTap shows one creative way to bring handwashing stations to schools to encourage handwashing on Global Handwashing […]

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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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Handwashing with soap: why should we care?

October 16, 2017

By Om Prasad Gautam, Senior WASH Manager for Hygiene, WaterAid UK; originally published on 13 October 2017 by WaterAid. Every year we celebrate Global Handwashing Day on 15 October with exciting, innovative activities across many countries. But why? What role should handwashing play in the global development […]

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From clean hands to clean faces: Working with the WASH sector to end trachoma

October 13, 2017

By Leah Wohlgemuth, the International Coalition for Trachoma Control It is well known and indisputable that handwashing is a crucial element to the prevention of many infectious diseases. But did you know that similar messages used to educate communities about clean hands can be applied to […]

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Exploring the Handwashing Research of Dr. Reshmaan Husssam

October 13, 2017

Originally published by USAID. This Global Handwashing Day explore the handwashing research of Dr. Reshmaan Hussam, an economist and assistant professor at Harvard Business School on Global Waters Radio. Dr. Hussam chats with Senior Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Social Behavior Change Advisor Nga Nguyen from […]

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Our hands, our futures!

October 13, 2017

By David Shimkus, Programme Director, Global Sanitation Fund, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. The blog is also available is on the WSSCC website. October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, an annual advocacy opportunity to raise awareness and promote the practice of handwashing with soap. […]

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Our Hands, Our Future – Let’s invest more

October 13, 2017

By Wanjiku Kuria, Technical Specialist – Sanitation & Hygiene, World Vision Kenya; originally published 13 October 2017 by World Vision. Diarrhoea alone kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year, of which 1.5 million are children. Nearly 90 per cent of diarrhoea is attributed to […]

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