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Webinar summary: The forgotten juncture? Handwashing and safe management of child feces

September 7, 2018

On August 22nd, 2018 at 6pm ET, the Global Handwashing Partnership, in conjunction with USAID, the International Water Center, the Water and Engineering Center for Development, and UNICEF hosted a discussion on the intersection of handwashing and the safe management of child feces. Safe disposal […]

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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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Global Waters Radio podcast: Incentivizing Handwashing Habit Formation

October 13, 2017

Following the GHP & USAID webinar “Norms, nudges, or addiction? Understanding drivers for handwashing behavior change” on September 12th, Global Waters Radio recently spoke with USAID’s Nga Nguyen and Harvard University’s Dr. Reshmaan Hussam about incentivizing handwashing behavior change. Learn more about the discussion between Nga […]

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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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Fact Sheet: Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities

August 23, 2017

Good hygiene is critical to ensure that healthcare staff provide quality care, reduce the spread of infections, and protect the health of communities. This fact sheet explores the healthcare-related risks of poor hygiene and the critical elements of hand hygiene needed to improve quality of care […]

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Clean Hands Prevent Cold and Flu–What you need to know to protect yourself through good hygiene: Webinar Summary

February 14, 2017

Despite being easy to prevent, there are millions of cases of the cold and flu annually. In the United States, cold and flu season typically lasts from early October until May, with peak transmission in January and February. Flu infections can result in hospitalization and […]

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Upcoming webinar: “Clean Hands Prevent Cold and Flu–What you need to know to protect yourself through good hygiene!”

January 23, 2017

Did you know there is no inoculation to prevent you from the common cold? While the flu vaccine can reduce the risk of infection by 60%, they are just one step you can take to stay healthy. Cold and flu infections result in over 160 million […]

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