May 17, 2019
By: Laura Kallen, Scientific Communications Officer, PATH Handwashing with soap and clean water prevents diseases from spreading from the hands to the mouth. Vaccines save lives by preventing pathogens from causing illness. For a disease such as typhoid, where bacteria from hands can contaminate food […]
March 13, 2018
Celebrated annually on March 22nd, World Water Day is an opportunity to promote and learn about water-related issues, and to inspire and rally others to solve the global water crisis. This year, World Water Day explores how nature can overcome water challenges, including floods, drought, and water pollution. […]
December 12, 2017
By Bijan Manavizadeh, Global Handwashing Partnership It often surprises me how much can be accomplished and learned in one year. This October, I attended the UNC Water & Health Conference for the second consecutive year. Though there were many important themes discussed, several resonated for […]
November 30, 2017
To commemorate World Toilet Day, the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) organized a #ToiletTalk Twitter chat on wastewater, fecal sludge management, and all things World Toilet Day. The GHP Secretariat joined WSSCC, Toilet Board Coalition, and other participants in a lively and inspiring […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
September 26, 2017
This advocacy brief explains why handwashing with soap is critical to sustainable development, and how this key behavior contributes to many of the Sustainable Development Goals. Download the advocacy brief here.
August 31, 2017
By Carolyn Moore Stockholm World Water Week displays the incredible diversity of efforts to achieve SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Among sessions on business opportunities in fecal sludge management, the role of WASH in reducing stunting, and […]
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