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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.
USAID Projects & Activities: Sanitation & Hygiene
View and filter USAID activities & projects with a sanitation and/or hygiene focus. Check out USAID Water's overview of sanitation & hygiene.
Hygiene refers to behaviors that can improve cleanliness and lead to good health.
Global Handwashing Day
Intl Campaign Day
Global Handwashing Day is an annual global campaign day celebrated October 15th.
Are Nudges the Answer to Improving Handwashing Behavior?
While handwashing has been acknowledged as a way to prevent the spread of infection, experts agree that we still aren’t making enough progress on increasing uptake of this behavior.
Water Currents: Global Handwashing Day 2019
October 15, 2019, is Global Handwashing Day (GH Day), an annual advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap.
Global Handwashing Day 2019: Clean Hands for All
Intl Campaign Day
Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day (GH Day) is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to
Overcoming Hurdles in Handwashing: A Clinician’s Perspective on Driving Change in Healthcare
#GlobalHandwashingDay 2018 Communications Toolkit
On Monday, October 15, join USAID and its partners in celebrating Global Handwashing Day.
Water Currents: Global Handwashing Day 2018
Celebrate Global Handwashing Day (GHD) on October 15, 2018.