2018 Handwashing Research Index. Global Handwashing Partnership, March 2019.
A core goal of our research summaries is to increase the research focus on handwashing. In 2018, we 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. These entries were selected from peer-reviewed literature published in 2018.
The 2018 Handwashing Research Index has been filtered by tags, to aid navigation. Users may also choose to navigate using Date of Publication, Country Focus and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).
The Global Handwashing Partnership is excited to share an updated Resources Hub on our website. This is an online, searchable repository of case studies, research and tools for handwashing with soap advocacy and implementation.
The Resources Hub is open to submissions from handwashing practitioners and advocates. Simply follow our submission guidelines and upload handwashing materials here.
Celebrating Sanitation and Handwashing on World Toilet Day. Global Handwashing Partnership, November 15, 2017.
Just a month after Global Handwashing Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership is celebrating World Toilet Day on November 19th. World Toilet Day drives action to solve the global sanitation crisis.
Like handwashing, sanitation is a vital way to prevent diseases and protect health. For example, both can prevent diarrhea, which remains a leading cause of death and long-term suffering for children around the world.
Credit: WASHplus Project
Proper handwashing and safe sanitation are essential for good health and development, but access to both is far behind where is needs to be. In some countries, fewer than 10% of peoplehave access to basic handwashing facilities.
Globally, 4.5 billion people lack a safe toilet with proper waste treatment. This affects health and dignity, and costs lives. View this National Geographic picture story for a moving look at how open defecation affects communities around the world.
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