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Handwashing and Coronavirus Fact Sheet  >

Published: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The disease can spread from person to person contact, both through direct contact with an infected person or through contact with surfaces […]

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Global Handwashing Partnership 2020-2024 Strategic Plan  >

Published: March 16, 2020

The 2020-2024 Global Handwashing Partnership strategic plan emphasizes the GHP’s focus on advocacy and knowledge management, and highlights the greater need for integration and country-level action. In addition, the plan showcases the GHP’s new governance and financing structure.

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WHO WASH for COVID-19 Technical Brief  >

Published: March 5, 2020

This Technical Brief supplements existing IPC documents by referring to and summarizing WHO guidance on water, sanitation and health care waste which is relevant for viruses, including coronaviruses. WHO has also published a number of technical guidance documents on specific topics, including infection prevention and […]

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CDC COVID-19 Preventative Measures Poster  >

Published: March 3, 2020

This poster provides the steps to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Preventative steps include avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.

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WHO Handwashing Graphics for COVID-19  >

Published: February 25, 2020

When it comes to preventing the spread of viral infections, like coronavirus, top public health professionals have advised handwashing with soap as a first-line defense. These graphics developed by the WHO can be shared on social media. The WHO has developed additional guidance on basic […]

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Life Is Better with Clean Hands Campaign Promotion Toolkit  >

Published: October 9, 2019

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched Life is Better with Clean Hands, a new handwashing campaign designed to motivate adults to make clean hands part of their daily lives and encourage parents and caregivers to be handwashing role models for […]

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WASH in Schools empowers girls education: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools  >

Published: April 9, 2019

The 7th virtual conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools was held on 30 October 2018. The presenters covered work on MHM that spanned countries and regions across the world, identifying shared challenges in programme design, implementation, and monitoring. OrganizationUNICEFName of person submittingMonica Serrano

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Hand Hygiene – Vital to Quality Care Infographic  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This infographic introduces key data on hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, and shares practical steps to ensure hand hygiene is prioritized in healthcare settings.

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Hand Hygiene in Health Care Advocacy Pack  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This advocacy pack can be used to support you in planning and conducting activities to accelerate hand hygiene efforts in healthcare settings. It consists of evidence-based materials on the impact, current practice, and strategies for hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, and provides sample messages to […]

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Hand Hygiene in Health Care Data Sheet  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This resource lists some of the key data related to the impact of hand hygiene in healthcare settings.

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