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Published: September 3, 2020

Handwashing has never been more important. As the world marks Global Handwashing Day while fighting the Covid-19 global pandemic, Unilever-Lifebuoy wants to make sure handwashing gets the attention it deserves. Children have been learning the letters of the alphabet for hundreds of years through simple […]

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Hand Hygiene for All: A Call to Action for All of Society to Achieve Universal Access to Hand Hygiene  >

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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Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document (2nd edition)  >

Published: June 8, 2020

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. Find the living document here. Citation: Coultas, M. and Iyer, R. with Myers, J. (2020) […]

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Action Toolkit: Handwashing and Other Preventative Measures  >

Published: May 18, 2020

This action toolkit provides guidance on what businesses can do immediately and in the longer term to raise awareness of and access to handwashing and other preventative measures. Government leadership is crucial, but companies and civil society organizations also have a vital role in working […]

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CAWST Guide: How to build a foot-pump handwashing station  >

Published: April 28, 2020

This guide by CAWST provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a foot-pump handwashing station.

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CAWST Soap Making Fact Sheet  >

Published: April 28, 2020

This fact sheet developed by CAWST describes the history of soap, how it’s made, and the two processes for making soap. This fact sheet is available in English, Spanish, and French.

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‘How to’ Brief: National and Subnational Handwashing Partnerships  >

Published: April 14, 2020

Given the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to accelerate local action. Forming national and subnational Handwashing Partnerships could fill a coordination gap for this focus on handwashing and ensure swift action. This brief provides practical steps to facilitate local-level partnerships with the […]

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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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