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Sherifa: A shining star for WASH

October 10, 2017

By Joseline N. Annan and Cynthia Fosuah, WV Ghana. Originally published by World Vision International on October 4, 2017. Sherifa is a nine-year-old girl living in a community called Dingoni, in Ghana. This fun-loving girl, only child to her parents, has become a champion for change in her […]

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Handwashing with Soap, Where Are We?

October 10, 2017

Originally published on Globalwaters.org, October 4, 2017. Global Handwashing Day (October 15) was established in 2008 as a platform to advocate for greater attention to hand hygiene. This effort, combined with many other efforts to bring attention to the need for improved water supply, sanitation, […]

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A future without handwashing

October 9, 2017

By Dr. Emmanuel Opong, Regional Director, WASH and Capacity Building, World Vision International. Originally published by World Vision International on October 4, 2017. What if no one ever washed their hands? Ever. Again. (And, yes, this includes no hand sanitizer) How long would we expect […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 Press Release

October 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – October 9, 2017. On October 15th, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, an international coalition of organizations working to promote handwashing with soap. Handwashing with […]

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WSSCC webinar series #2 on October 24: Approaches to Promote Handwashing & Sanitation Behaviour Change in LMICs

October 5, 2017

Join WSSCC on October 24th for their second in a two-part webinar series on interventions to promote handwashing and sanitation for the launch of the recent WSSCC/3ie systematic review, Approaches to Promote Handwashing and Sanitation Behaviour Change in Low and Middle Income Countries. Register here […]

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World Vision & Sesame Workshop will host a Global Handwashing Day webinar on October 11

October 5, 2017

Join World Vision and their partners at Sesame Workshop on October 11 for a Global Handwashing Day webinar to learn about the WASHUp! programme, a school-based program using learning and teaching materials to educate children and families about positive health behaviors related to WASH. Learn more and register […]

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Diarrhea Innovations Group will host a global Twitter relay on October 11

October 5, 2017

On October 11, PATH’s Diarrhea Innovations Group will host a global Twitter relay about innovations to defeat diarrheal disease (#OvertakeDD). The Global Handwashing Partnership will participate in the relay at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT. Groups not formally participating in the relay  can hook into […]

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Beyond Global Handwashing Day

October 4, 2017

Global Handwashing Day is a once-a-year opportunity to make a big splash in support of handwashing with soap, but the important work of hygiene promotion shouldn’t end after October 15. Download the infographic on the right for five things you can do to continue the momentum. If all […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 Planner’s Guide available in French and Spanish!

September 14, 2017

The Global Handwashing Day 2017 Planner’s Guide is now available in French and Spanish. You can access it on our Global Handwashing Day resources page here! For questions about planning a celebration, you can contact us or send us an email at contact@globalhandwashing.org. Once you’ve designed your […]

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Take the Handwashing Quiz!

September 7, 2017

You may already know a lot about how, when, and why to wash your hands with soap to protect your own health. But how does that act contribute to a healthier world? Find out how much you know about how handwashing matters for public health, […]

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