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The H in WASH: A Reflection on the Contribution, Style and Legacy of Professor Val Curtis  >

Published: April 9, 2021

This paper reflects on the contribution, style and legacy of Professor Val Curtis. Professor Curtis was a public health researcher, hygiene champion, and founding member of the Global Handwashing Partnership.

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Hand Hygiene for All Initiative Theory of Change  >

Published: January 25, 2021

This formatted theory of change illustrates the desired change of the Hand Hygiene for All Initiative.

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Hand Hygiene for All Country Roadmaps Summary  >

Published: December 9, 2020

This document outlines the purpose and key elements of context-specific country roadmaps for hand hygiene as well as the process of their development. It is based on the Country Roadmaps Framework and the Hand Hygiene for All Interim Guidance: Steps for Developing a Country Roadmap.

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Global Handwashing Day 2020 Infographic: Hand Hygiene for All  >

Published: August 12, 2020

This year’s theme reminds us that we must work toward universal access and practice of handwashing with soap for now and for a healthy future. Read this infographic to learn more about the theme and what you can do for Global Handwashing Day! This infographic […]

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Hand Hygiene for All Joint Statement  >

Published: July 16, 2020

This joint statement by UNICEF’s Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, and WHO’s Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, provides an overview of the need for and aim of the Hand Hygiene for All Initiative. 

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GLAAS Hygiene Highlight 2020  >

Published: July 1, 2020

Understanding how governments and external support agencies (ESAs) are addressing hygiene is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be so after. Approaches to increase handwashing with soap and provide infrastructure for hygiene, as well as activities to promote and complement hygiene practices, […]

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Hand Hygiene for All Global Initiative Launch Document  >

Published: June 26, 2020

The Hand Hygiene for All initiative aims to implement WHO’s global recommendations on hand hygiene to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic and work to ensure lasting infrastructure and behaviors. This document outlines why universal hand hygiene is important and how multiple actors can work […]

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Midwives are paving the way for better hand hygiene in Lagos, Nigeria  >

Published: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 is a reminder of the critical role of hand hygiene in preventing diseases and improving health outcomes. As the first hands to touch a newborn baby, midwives protect the lives of mothers, their children, and their communities. In Lagos, Nigeria, a team of midwives […]

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SWA COVID-19 and WASH Messages for Policy Makers  >

Published: April 20, 2020

These messages developed by Sanitation and Water for all can be used when advocating for WASH in response to COVID-19. These messages are available in English, Spanish, and French here.

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Stop Coronavirus Poster  >

Published: April 16, 2020

This poster was developed with the support of the Kenyan National Business Compact on Coronavirus. The poster highlights preventative measures, sign and symptoms, and ways to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. This poster is available in English and Swahili.

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