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Fact Sheet: Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities  >

Published: August 23, 2017

Good hygiene is critical to ensure that healthcare staff provide quality care, reduce the spread of infections, and protect the health of communities. This fact sheet explores the healthcare-related risks of poor hygiene and the critical elements of hand hygiene needed to improve quality of care […]

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Essential WASH Actions: A Training & Reference Pack to Supplement Essential Nutrition Actions  >

Published: August 7, 2017

Expanding on the Essential Nutrition Actions & Essential Hygiene Actions, the Essential WASH Actions toolkit, developed by FHI 360’s Julia Rosenbaum and Renuka Bery through the support of the USAID TOPS Micro Grant Program, expands the connection between WASH and nutrition. This resource offers a comprehensive set of essential […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 Social Media Toolkit  >

Published: August 2, 2017

Updated for 2017, this social media toolkit has sample messages, blog ideas, and resources to help celebrants and handwashing champions spread the word about Global Handwashing Day. This toolkit is available in English, French & Spanish.  

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The State of Handwashing in 2016  >

Published: March 28, 2017

2016 was a big year in hand hygiene! This summary outlines key themes and findings from 59 peer-reviewed handwashing-related research papers published in 2016, relevant to low and middle-income countries, around 1) the benefits of handwashing with soap, 2) handwashing compliance, 3) approaches to handwashing […]

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“Dirty Hands Can Be Scary!” poster campaign by St. Louis County Department of Public Health  >

Published: December 30, 2016

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health worked diligently for six months to create an effective handwashing campaign for distribution to their community. Since the campaign began in October, they have been promoting these efforts on a national, and even international level, to encourage others to help in preventing […]

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Cholera and Handwashing Fact Sheet  >

Published: August 9, 2016

Cholera is a diarrheal disease that has a substantial impact on public health. Each year, it affects the lives of millions of people, especially those who live in conditions that are not conducive to practicing preventive measures. Cholera contributes to the deaths of tens of […]

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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. Presentations included: Emotional Motivators: A big idea in (handwashing) behavior […]

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Handwashing Research Summary – Quarter 1, 2015  >

Published: April 30, 2015

Between January and March 2015 16 relevant peer reviewed handwashing studies were published. Download our research summary to see what these studies found about the behavior, hardware, and benefits associated with handwashing.

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Handwashing and Global Food Hygiene: A World Health Day Webinar  >

Published: April 7, 2015

We hosted this webinar to celebrate the 2015 World Health Day theme: food safety. Food hygiene is a particularly relevant topic for those of us working in handwashing. Watch this webinar to: Explore why food hygiene matters for child health in the global context, Be […]

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Celebrate Global Handwashing Day with Elmo  >

Published: March 17, 2015

In 2013, Elmo and friends from around the world celebrated Global Handwashing Day with this fun video. Join them and sing along while you scrub! The video is also available in: Arabic Bahasa French Hindi Mandarin Spanish Tagalog  

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