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Additional handwashing resources from UNICEF

October 11, 2016

UNICEF, a GHP Steering Committee member, has a number of resources designed to help water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs achieve a greater impact. The following tools provide many great ways for implementers to better promote handwashing habit formation both on and after Global Handwashing Day.

Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools (2013)
Schools and early learning centers are excellent entry points to encourage Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 11.23.58children in developing a habit to handwashing, which is why it is an essential element of the Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools. This guide is designed to improve the effectiveness of hygiene behavior change programs. This approach ensures that healthy habits are taught, practiced, and integrated into daily school routines.

Scaling-up Group Handwashing in Schools (2016)Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 10.18.26
Availability of water and soap are the basic prerequisites for handwashing. This compendium is the result of a partnership between UNICEF, Fit for School, and GIZ to respond to demand from the field for practical designs for low-cost group handwashing facilities that can be constructed and maintained by schools themselves. The compendium is based on inputs of many of professionals in the WASH sector and includes practical, low-cost handwashing designs from field experiences in Africa, Asia, and Australasia.

Raising Clean Hands (2010) and Raising Even More Clean Hands (2012)
The Raising Clean Hands advocacy pack was developed to inform and support WASH specialists in planning and conducting advocacy activities for raising the profile of WASH in Schools in their respective countries and regions in parallel with global advocacy efforts. The updated advocacy pack was designed to help WASH advocates make even bigger impact to advance health, learning and equity through WASH in Schools.

WASH in Schools Monitoring Package (2011)Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 12.00.58
This package was development a tool to promote and guide WASH in Schools monitoring initiatives at national, sub-national and project levels. The package is intended primarily as a resource for UNICEF officers, but the tools are valuable to anyone working on monitoring WASH and handwashing in schools. There are tools to help set up national-level monitoring, national WASH in Schools surveys, and sample survey that can be used by students and teachers to monitor WASH in their own schools. The package is available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian

WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers (2011)
UNICEF created this guidebook for teachers in emergency situations. It provides accompanying regional flashcards (AfricaAfghanistan/Pakistan, and Latin America) and visual aids to provide teachers with the tools they need to teach children about WASH in contexts of humanitarian crisis. Although created for emergency situations, many of the activities and visuals could easily be used in non-emergency contexts.

Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module (2013)Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 11.56.53
This toolkit developed is a must-read for handwashing program implementers. It covers all steps that should be taken to evaluate a handwashing behavior change program. This toolkit can assist you and your organization to assess the impact your Global Handwashing Day celebration, campaign, and event activities.

You can learn more about UNICEF’s hygiene work here and the WASH in Schools program here.

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