Celebrating Global Handwashing Day Around the World with USAID

A woman washes her hands in Nepal's Binauna village.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, handwashing with soap has emerged as one of the simplest and most effective ways to contain the spread of the disease. In celebration of Global Handwashing Day on October 15, the latest podcast from Global Waters Radio takes you to South Sudan and Indonesia to hear from two USAID water, sanitation, and hygiene experts: USAID/Indonesia's Trigeany Linggoatmodjo and USAID/South Sudan's Amuda Joseph.

Among other topics, they describe the ways USAID has been elevating the role of handwashing in response to COVID-19 in recent months, and share some of the challenges they have been facing as they work to create sustainable handwashing behavior change during the pandemic.

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Global Waters Radio was a podcast series produced by the Water Team at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2016 - 2020. The series offered listeners insights from USAID officials, development partners, thought leaders and experts from across the water sector as they discussed USAID water programming and cutting-edge research from around the world.

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Amuda Joseph
Trigeany Linggoatmodjo
Russell Sticklor
13 minutes 48 seconds
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