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

Published: April 7, 2015

The GHP 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.

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Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit  >

Published: March 18, 2015

This carefully curated and designed toolkit outlines advocacy contexts opportunities and strategies for the inclusion of hand hygiene in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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WHO/UNICEF Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)  >

Published: March 16, 2015

The GAPPD integrates WASH, including specific handwashing targets, and nutrition goals in order to reduce childhood pneumonia and diarrhea and improve child development and growth. Read the full report entitled Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025

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Handwashing Determinants and Diarrhea in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Analysis of DHS and MICS Data  >

Published: March 16, 2015

This data was presented by Victoria Shelus (FHI 360) and Orlando Hernandez (WASHplus) presented data on handwashing determinants at the 2013 UNC Water & Health Conference.

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Evidence Linking Handwashing to Improved Child Feeding Outcomes  >

Published: March 16, 2015

This research, presented by Leanne Unicomb (icddr,b) at the 20th International Congress of Nutrition, found that including handwashing in a nutrition intervention makes sense and has the potential to be successful.

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From Joint Thinking to Joint Action: A Call to Action on Improving Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Maternal and Newborn Health  >

Published: March 13, 2015

Water, sanitation, and hygiene are of vital importance for maternal and newborn health. This report highlights the linkages between the two and urges for better integration.

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Effect of Handwashing on Child Health: A Randomized Controlled Trial  >

Published: March 13, 2015

This randomized controlled trial assessed the effect of hand hygiene promotion on diarrhea and acute lower respiratory tract infection.

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Getting the Basic Right – The Role of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Maternal and Reproductive Health: A Conceptual Framework  >

Published: March 13, 2015

This study sought to explore linkages between WASH and maternal and perinatal health via a conceptual approach and a scoping review.

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Non-clinical Interventions for Acute Respiratory Infections and Diarrhoeal Diseases Among Young Children in Developing Countries  >

Published: March 13, 2015

Researchers in this study explored the impact of non-clinical interventions-including those in sanitation and hygiene-on acute respiratory infections and diarrheal disease.

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Briefing Paper: Greater Investment in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene is Key to the Fight Against Undernutrition  >

Published: March 13, 2015

This briefing paper outlines the negative impact that a lack water, sanitation, and hygiene can pose, with a focus on under-nutrition. Published by Action contre La Faim (ACF) International, this briefing paper urges policymakers and governments to prioritize and fund WASH to avoid these negative consequences.

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