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Handwashing Promotion

Q+A: Handwashing in water-scarce settings  >

Published: April 7, 2020

In this video blog, Astrid Hasund Thorseth discusses managing regular handwashing in settings where piped water and handwashing facilities are less common.

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Q+A: Different types of soap and alternatives to soap  >

Published: April 7, 2020

In this video blog, Astrid Hasund Thorseth of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Wash’Em discusses soap and its alternatives for handwashing.

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Wash’Em Webinar: Rapid actions that local-level actors can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19  >

Published: April 3, 2020

This webinar provides general tips for organizations involved in the coronavirus response. It provides practical examples of handwashing promotion activities, and is primarily designed for local-level organizations in low-and middle-income countries. View the webinar recording in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

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“WASH Coronavirus Away” Poster  >

Published: March 24, 2020

This printable poster can be used to help raise awareness of key times for handwashing with soap to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is designed for all audiences and can be downloaded for free through GHP’s resource hub. This poster is available in English, […]

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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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Everything you need to know about washing your hands to protect against coronavirus (COVID-19)  >

Published: March 17, 2020

By: UNICEF GHP partner, UNICEF, developed an easy-to-use fact sheet that answers frequently asked questions around handwashing and coronavirus. Read it here.  

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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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The Importance of Handwashing (Infographic)  >

Published: February 28, 2020

Did you know that just 1cm of your hand holds 1500 bacteria? Yet, a 2015 study of handwashing in 54 countries found that on average, only 38.7% of households practiced handwashing with soap. Not washing your hands properly throughout the day is one of the […]

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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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CDC Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Fact Sheet  >

Published: February 10, 2020

Cleaning hands at key times with soap and water or hand sanitizer (alcohol-based handrub) is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to those around you. This fact sheet shows you when and how to clean […]

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