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Hand Hygiene for All: Government Leadership Meeting Presentation  >

Published: July 12, 2021

These presentations were used during the event, “Accelerating Hand Hygiene: A Government Leadership Meeting,” convened by the Hand Hygiene for All Initiative on its one-year anniversary. The webinar highlighted signficant steps countries are taking to ensure hand hygiene is a sustained public health practice long […]

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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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