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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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New Resource: Handwashing – Vital for Sustainable Development advocacy brief

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.

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An ambitious agenda, a bold vision: Hygiene in the Sustainable Development Goals

August 3, 2015

“In these Goals and targets, we are setting out a supremely ambitious and transformational vision. We envisage a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want, where all life can thrive…A world where we reaffirm our commitments regarding the human right to safe drinking water […]

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Asking “Where is the hygiene?” in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

July 16, 2015

Today the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa, concluded. For many of you, this statement means very little, or perhaps conjures up images of government officials discussing how to ensure that the lofty Sustainable Development Goals actually become a reality. […]

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Raise your hand for hygiene: A global call for a hygiene indicator in the SDGs!

July 15, 2015

Hygiene—specifically handwashing with soap—is one of the most important interventions for human health and development and is a universal necessity. Fundamental to fighting undernutrition, reducing child mortality, overcoming antibiotic resistance, and advancing access to education, hygiene underpins the delivery of several other Sustainable Development Goals […]

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The JMP’s latest report on WASH progress highlights need to elevate hygiene beyond a cursory mention in the SDGs

July 1, 2015

The omission of hygiene from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has inhibited the international community in delivering fully on aspirations for sanitation, health, nutrition, education, and gender equity. With the MDG deadline rapidly approaching, this is an apt moment for the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme […]

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Event Summary: Daegu Day One – First Impressions of World Water Forum 7

April 13, 2015

This blog is the first in a series of daily updates on handwashing at the World Water Forum 7 happening this week in South Korea. Our PPPHW Deputy Secretariat Director, Hanna Woodburn is on the ground, listening to current discussions, learning about innovations, calling for […]

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GLAAS Report Highlights Need for Hygiene Investment

November 11, 2014

World Toilet Day is a fitting moment for the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water to release their biannual 2014 Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) Report. The GLAAS report is always eagerly anticipated by the WASH sector because it sheds […]

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