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2021 Hand Hygiene Research Summary  >

Published: April 15, 2022

The 2021 hand hygiene research summary outlines key themes and findings from hygiene-related research papers published in 2021. Sections include health and non-health impacts of hand hygiene, hand hygiene access and supplies, determinants and interventions for hand hygiene behavior change in various settings, and the […]

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WaterAid’s Hygiene Response to COVID-19: Programmatic Technical Learning Brief  >

Published: March 15, 2022

This brief explores WaterAid’s at-scale implementation and lessons learned from hygiene response to COVID-19. It includes key COVID-19 and behavior change principles to follow when implementing hygiene programs. The brief is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Effectiveness of behaviour change techniques used in hand hygiene interventions targeting older children – A systematic review  >

Published: January 31, 2022

Citation: Watson J, Cumming O, MacDougall A, Czerniewska A, Dreibelbis R. Effectiveness of behaviour change techniques used in hand hygiene interventions targeting older children – A systematic review. Soc Sci Med. 2021 Jul;281:114090. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114090. Epub 2021 May 31. PMID: 34118686. Abstract: Background: Promoting good […]

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2021 Handwashing Innovations Think Tank Report  >

Published: August 20, 2021

The Global Handwashing Partnership convened the 2021 virtual Handwashing Innovations Think Tank in May 2021. This event brought together academics, practitioners and stakeholders working in handwashing behavior change across the globe to co-create solutions for handwashing innovation.

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Global Handwashing Day 2021 Fact Sheet  >

Published: August 17, 2021

This fact sheet explains the research and rationale behind this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme, “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together!” Use the evidence provided to take action this Global Handwashing Day!

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Infographic: Our Future is at Hand  >

Published: August 17, 2021

Read this infographic to learn more about this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme, “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together!”

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Global Handwashing Day 2021 Social Media Toolkit  >

Published: August 17, 2021

Updated for 2021, this social media toolkit has sample messages, templates, and graphics to help handwashing champions spread the word about Global Handwashing Day. Visit our social media page to share additional messages directly onto your social media channels!

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USAID Technical Brief: Social and Behavior Change for WASH  >

Published: August 13, 2021

This technical brief provides guidance on developing effective, evidence-based social and behavior change programming to achieve water security, sanitation, and hygiene development objectives. It lays out the process for developing Social and Behavior Change (SBC) programs in support of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and […]

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Hand Hygiene Country Roadmap: Pakistan  >

Published: July 27, 2021

The country roadmap aims to promote and sustain universal hand hygiene in Pakistan during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines the Pakistan Government’s approach to achieve hand hygiene for all. 

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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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