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The Global Handwashing Partnership

Behavior Change

April – June 2015 Research Summary  >

Published: August 3, 2015

This research summary outlines the themes and findings of relevant handwashing studies between April and June 2015.


Children as Handwashing Change Agents: A short review of the evidence  >

Published: June 17, 2015

This paper briefly reviews the growing evidence on the role of children in behavior change in family and peer groups.


2015 Africa Regional Handwashing Think Tank  >

Published: June 3, 2015

Our 2015 regional Think Tank event hosted at the AfricaSan4 Conference in Dakar, Senegal, brought together experts to discuss the theme of Three Big Ideas in Handwashing, including emotional motivators, behavior settings, and the science of habit.


2012 Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank  >

Published: June 1, 2015

This resource provides insights into the key discussions and recommendations from the 2012 Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank.


January – March 2015 Handwashing Research Summary  >

Published: April 30, 2015

This summary highlights the research findings in handwashing, for the period between January and March 2015.


July – December 2012 Research Summary  >

Published: March 23, 2015

This research summary highlights the findings of 16 handwashing-related studies published between July and December 2012.


Webinar Summary: Handwashing and the Science of Habit  >

Published: March 18, 2015

This webinar summary highlights the application of the science of habit to hand hygiene behavior interventions.


Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module  >

Published: March 16, 2015

This toolkit developed by UNICEF is a must-read for handwashing program implementers. It covers all steps that should be taken to evaluate a handwashing behavior change program.


Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project: Practical Guidance for Measuring Handwashing Behavior  >

Published: March 16, 2015

A common challenge for handwashing programs is measuring handwashing behavior. This document gives an overview of the different monitoring approaches and include practical monitoring recommendations for high- and low-resource programs.


UNICEF / GIZ Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools  >

Published: March 16, 2015

The Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools Field Guide, published by UNICEF and GIZ, is designed to improve the effectiveness of hygiene behavior change programs. The approach ensures that healthy habits are taught, practiced, and integrated into daily school routines.



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