handwashing

Brief

How to Design Handwashing Facilities that Change Behaviour

In a crisis, humanitarians are often responsible for providing or repairing handwashing infrastructure for the affected population. This creates an opportunity for us to build infrastructure and provide products which encourage people to practice handwashing with soap.

Wash'Em developed this guide to assist humanitarian actors in designing handwashing facilities that can actually change behavior.

Intl Campaign Day

Global Handwashing Day 2019: Clean Hands for All

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 prevent diseases and save lives. 

Intl Campaign Day

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands (Hand Hygiene Day)

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands brings people together in support of hand hygiene improvement globally and to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on hand hygiene in health care. The campaign aims to galvanise action at the point of care to demonstrate that hand hygiene is the entrance door for reducing health care-associated infection and patient safety. It also aims to demonstrate the world's commitment to this priority area of health care.

Report

WASH in Health Care Facilities | Status in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Way Forward

The findings in this first multi-country review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities (HCFs) are sobering. Drawing on data from 54 low- and middle-income countries, the report concludes that 38% lack access to even rudimentary levels of water, 19% lack sanitation and 35% do not have water and soap for handwashing. When a higher level of service is factored in, the situation deteriorates significantly.

LiteratureReview

2018 GHP Handwashing Research Index

The Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP) 2018 Handwashing Research Index is a research summary meant is to increase the research focus on handwashing. In 2018, they found 155 studies which explore handwashing in connection with diverse programmatic areas in global health and development, varying from urban design to maternal and child health. They selected these entries selected from peer-reviewed literature published in 2018.

Article

Short-Term Interventions Address Health Care Facility Deficiencies

When responding to outbreaks of cholera, typhoid fever, Ebola virus, and other infectious diseases the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) often works with partners to improve drinking water safety and hygiene in health care facilities (HCFs). Typical engagements include distributing locally made, portable handwashing and drinking water stations; providing education; and supplying soap for handwashing and products for onsite chlorination of drinking water.

Intl Campaign Day

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global campaign day celebrated October 15th. This day is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.