hygiene

Intl Campaign Day

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: It's Time for Action

Every May 28, nonprofits, government agencies, the private sector, the media, and individuals come together to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) and advocate for the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM). This year, MH Day recognizes that periods do not stop for pandemics and will continue to drive home the idea It's Time for Action.

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CDC Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

Check out the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage devoted to handwashing: Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives. This page provides access to important and helpful information on handwashing.

Conference

Water and WASH Futures 2021: Achieving SDG 6 in a Changing Climate, February 22-26, 2021 | Brisbane, Australia

Global development professionals and communities are working hard towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, but climate change is highlighting the critical need for water, sanitation and hygiene and water resource management professionals to work together. Join the International Water Centre to forge integrated approaches to achieving SDG 6 in a changing climate, to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Key themes of this conference include:

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USAID Water and Sanitation Project

The USAID Water and Sanitation (WASH) project works to build the capacity and increase the number of people with access to basic drinking water services. The WASH project targets 5 cholera-prone communes in Haiti (Cap-Haitien, Croix-des-Bouquets, Mirebalais, Jeremie and Les Cayes) and recognizes that the rapid pace of urbanization requires increasing attention to urban services and utilities, particularly in dense peri-urban settlements, secondary cities and towns, which are often served by informal providers that are introduced in the video.

Water Currents

Water Currents: WASH and COVID-19

This special issue contains links to key websites as well as studies and reports that discuss the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)–related aspects of COVID-19.

Interagency Story

Sustainable Solutions Improve Hand Hygiene among Health Care Workers

In 2018 and 2019, the CDC collaborated with the IDI of Makerere University, IRC-WASH, and a district government of Uganda to implement and evaluate the feasibility and impact of local production and district-wide distribution of ABHR on health care worker hand hygiene. This evaluation took place in Kabarole District in western Uganda, where CDC conducted a district-wide assessment of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in 2018 and found that access to water and soap was limited and health care worker hand hygiene compliance was very low. 

Interagency Story

Improving Hygiene in Health Care Facilities

If there were a set of environmental cleaning guidelines for health care facilities that could prevent millions from infections and protect women during childbirth, wouldn’t those be worth implementing? Poor environmental hygiene in health care facilities contributes to health care-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which affect millions of people, including new mothers, each year.

Case Studies

Promoting Latrine Sales in CLTS Interventions through Integrated Sanitation Marketing

In 2015, after a decade of approaching rural sanitation by subsidizing latrine construction with minimal results, the Government of Senegal launched a new strategy for rural sanitation defined by a transfer of responsibility for the acquisition of sanitation services to communities. This created an opportunity for market-based approaches for increased sanitation outcomes.

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Findings of a Baseline Study on the State of Water and Women's Empowerment in Maharashtra, India

USAID and Gap Inc. launched the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) in 2017 to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India.

This infographic highlights some of the key findings from a baseline study documenting water supply availability and the state of women's empowerment in India's Maharashtra state. The Institute for Development Impact conducted the study on behalf of the W+W Alliance.