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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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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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Habits matter. This is why you should promote them!

October 7, 2016

By Bijan Manavizadeh Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme […]

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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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