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WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund has supported 13 countries to enable 15 million people to end open defecation

In the second of a seven-part series for WASH practitioners, we explore the nuances of slippage and its impact on communities.

The mission was to collect data to make proposals for a better integration of MHM into sanitation projects.

The theme of the annual advocacy event was to make handwashing a habit.

Join WSSCC and its partners this year in celebrating Global Handwashing Day on October 15th.

“We must speed up the pace and work together to achieve our goals, which are the same as the SDGs,” said Minister Ravatomanga at the workshop.

The Malawi national consultation workshop was the first in a series of 16 national consultations.

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled close to 11 million people to end open defecation.

Concern Universal, WSSCC’s implementing partner in Nigeria, and Carex, successfully concluded a massive Global Handwashing Day campaign on 15 October with music, dancing and important message: handwashing saves lives. The celebrations were the culmination of a month-long campaign that reached 45,000 children across Nigeria and the United Kingdom, approximately 500,000 people worldwide via social media, […]

Global Handwashing Day is the centerpiece of a week of activities that mobilize millions of people worldwide to wash their hands with soap. First launched by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing on 15 October 2008, Global Handwashing Day is now an annual event designed to raise awareness and foster the practice of handwashing with […]

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Hand Washing Practice in ASEH Project Area – A Study for Impact M...

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This study examines the status and benefits of hand washing with cleaning agents at five critical times as part of the Advancing Sustainable Environmental Health (ASEH) project. It was the third part of a longitudinal study of a project in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh with an earlier baseline (2004) and mid-term impact study (2007). It was designed using an iterative Cluster Sampling Technique. The study reveals that knowledge about critical hand washing times increased significantly in both rural and urban areas at all five critical hand washing times, except for two critical times related to children in rural areas. Of respondents in rural and urban areas, 27% and 63% respectively have knowledge about all five critical times. Hand washing at these critical times increased in rural and urban areas, with the exception of hand washing before feeding young children in rural areas. Notably, 27% of people in rural and 32% of people in urban areas reported washing their hands properly at all five critical times. This paper was presented at the Hygiene Practitioners Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 2010.