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Global Handwashing Partnership Annual Report 2023  >

Published: January 15, 2024

This report shares highlights from the Global Handwashing Partnership’s work in 2023. Read the report to see our advocacy, knowledge management, and coordination highlights from the year.


Commentary: How can global guidelines support sustainable hygiene systems?  >

Published: November 1, 2023

Citation: Esteves Mills J, Thomas A, Abdalla N, et al. How can global guidelines support sustainable hygiene systems? BMJ Glob Health 2023;8:e013632. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013632 Summary: Hand hygiene is a cost-effective preventive measure to reduce transmission of infectious diseases. Yet, a quarter of the global population lack […]


2022 Hand Hygiene Research Index  >

Published: May 26, 2023

The 2022 Hand Hygiene Research Index is a comprehensive list of all peer-reviewed publications related to hand hygiene published in 2022. The index is available here. To read a full narrative of research published in 2022, check out the 2022 Hand Hygiene Research Summary here.


Lesotho National Hand Hygiene Strategy  >

Published: December 14, 2022

This national hand hygiene strategy marks the Government of Lesotho’s commitment to achieving hand hygiene for all. The strategy highlights four main areas of action: 1) leadership from the national level to the local level to create the political, societal and behavioural changes to inspire […]


WaterAid Learning Brief: Hygiene Behaviour Change  >

Published: October 11, 2022

This learning brief is based hygiene behaviour change learnings and insights from the Boosting Business pilot research project conducted in collaboration with Diageo, Gap Inc., HSBC, Twinings and ekaterra. The Boosting Business project aimed to measure the tangible impact of WASH investment in ten workplaces […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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.


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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