Handwashing – a habit for life and not just for a day
Global Handwashing Day was celebrated on October 15th, to increase the awareness of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The hands4health consortium is aware that this is not enough – handwashing must become a habit for life and not just for a day. Check out how the project partners have been contributing to promote handwashing in the long run here and in the articles below.
- Global Handwashing Day 2022: full article
- RANAS behaviour change campaigns in Palestine: full article
- Journée mondiale du lavage des mains au Mali: full article
- Global Handwashing Day celebrations in Nigeria: full article
The hands4health project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and aims to develop a systematic approach to hand hygiene, water quality and sanitation in schools and health care facilities not connected to functional water supply systems.
The project partners comprise: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), University of Maiduguri, Palestine Polytechnic University, Ranas, MARTIN Systems GmbH, Terre des hommes, Skat Foundation, and Cesvi.
©Cesvi – Global Handwashing Day celebrations carried out by Cesvi in schools in Palestine.
©Tdh – Global Handwashing Day celebrations carried out by Tdh in health care facilities in Mali.
©Tdh – Global Handwashing Day celebrations carried out by Tdh in schools in Nigeria.