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Use, Adoption, and Effectiveness of Tippy-Tap Handwashing Station in Promoting Hand Hygiene Practices in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review  >

Published: July 1, 2020

Citation: Mbakaya, B.C., Kalembo, F.W., Zgambo, M. (2020). Use, Adoption, and Effectiveness of Tippy-Tap Handwashing Station in Promoting Hand Hygiene Practices in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review. BMC Public Health, 20(1). doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09101-w. Abstract Background: Tippy-taps are locally made devices for washing hands with running […]

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Handwashing Stations and Supplies for the COVID-19 Response  >

Published: May 13, 2020

This document  provides an overview of available handwashing station designs for policy makers, implementers and procurement officers. It places special importance on local manufacturing and procurement and complements existing technical and programmatic guidance on WASH and COVID-19. It was jointly developed in the context of […]

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How data, leadership, and accountability led to better hand hygiene  >

Published: February 21, 2019

  Ms. Maureen Banks, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Executive of the Spaulding Rehab Network. She shared her experience leading Spaulding Hospital Cambridge to dramatically reducing infection rates through improvements in hand hygiene. Working to prevent infection […]

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Norms, nudges, or addiction? Understanding drivers for handwashing behavior change.  >

Published: September 12, 2017

This webinar summary highlights findings from research and programs on norms, nudges and other drivers of hand hygiene behavior change.

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WASH Counts in Healthcare Facilities: From awareness to action  >

Published: May 5, 2017

This webinar summary provides context on the status of WASH in healthcare facilities, as well as insights into assessments, programs and action plans to reduce healthcare-associated infections linked to inadequate hand hygiene.

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The State of Handwashing in 2016  >

Published: March 28, 2017

In this summary, we outline key themes and findings from 59 handwashing-related research papers published in 2016.

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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.

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Webinar Summary: Healing Hands: The Next Frontier in International Health and Development  >

Published: May 5, 2015

This webinar explores the multi-partner discussions on infrastructure and behavior change for hygiene in healthcare facilities.

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Hardware for Group Handwashing Stations in Schools Field Guide  >

Published: March 16, 2015

This Field Guide developed by the GIZ Fit for School project looks at approaches, common mistakes, and lessons learned from the project’s group handwashing in schools initiative.

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