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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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Global Handwashing Partnership Annual Report 2020  >

Published: February 5, 2021

This report shares highlights from the Global Handwashing Partnership’s work in 2020. Read the report to learn about our advocacy and knowledge management activities, and how you can get involved.

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Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document (3rd edition)  >

Published: January 12, 2021

This compendium is a living document which will be updated regularly as learning emerges. It has been developed and disseminated quickly so immediate, relevant and timely actions can be taken. The compendium is available in Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese. Find the living document here. […]

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Handwashing Learning Brief  >

Published: October 21, 2020

This Handwashing Learning Brief was developed by the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub. It includes 10 actions to improve long-term handwashing behavior and hygiene programming. Find the full brief here.

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10 immediate WASH in schools (WinS) actions  >

Published: July 16, 2020

This document developed by the WASH in Schools Network provides 10 WASH immediate actions to support school heads in managing their response to COVID-19.

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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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Did you get the message? My favorite behavior change studies can inform the COVID-19 response  >

Published: April 22, 2020

By: Julia Rosenbaum, FHI 360 This article was originally posted on FHI 360’s R&E Search for Evidence Blog.  Caught off-guard by the rapid novel coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission, governments and implementing partners are scrambling to develop prevention responses. To be effective, prevention communication must effectively spur […]

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The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review  >

Published: April 5, 2020

Citation: White, S., Thorseth, A., Dreibelbis, R., & Curtis, V., 2020. The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2020.113512 Abstract: Hygiene promotion interventions are likely to be more effective if they target […]

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