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

Celebrating Global Handwashing Day Around the World with USAID

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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