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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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Changing the message: to promote handwashing, we need to stop talking about it.

October 13, 2017

By Geoff Revell, CEO of HappyTap Marketing handwashing enabling technology is neither about the technology nor actual handwashing. HappyTap CEO Geoff Revell argues that tapping into people’s emotions and aspirations leads to greater adoption of portable sinks and lasting behaviour change, and how developing consumer […]

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A healthy future is in our hands

October 12, 2017

By Hope Randall, Digital Communications Officer, PATH’s DefeatDD Initiative; originally published 12 October 2017 by DefeatDD. I’m always impressed by the tireless dedication of community health volunteers, but I have to admit that Babli is my favorite I’ve met so far. She was just so… […]

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Catch them young: Three challenges to the WASH sector to accelerate handwashing

October 12, 2017

By Dr. Fungai Makoni, WASH Regional Programme Director, World Vision East Africa Region; originally a published 5 October 2017 by World Vision International.  When my daughters were doing their first grade in Harare, Zimbabwe, I went to their schools while I was working for the Institute […]

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Lessons from children: What a 4-year-old reminded me about handwashing

October 11, 2017

By Precious Sancho, Senior Technical Advisor, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, World Vision US. Originally published by World Vision International on 4 October 2017. Little Blessing is truly my blessing! Her smile lights up the room and you can’t help laughing at her hyper child-like innocence. Blessing and her […]

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Fit for the Future! Combating Malnutrition through Daily Handwashing in Schools

October 11, 2017

By Alex Winkscha, Regional Coordinator for Cambodia & Lao PDR, GIZ Regional Fit for School Program This year’s celebration of the Global Handwashing Day takes place under the theme of “Our Hands, Our Future”. For many children across the world, their future hinges on the availability of […]

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