Hand Hygiene for All

Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of hand hygiene. The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role hand hygiene plays in disease transmission. It also reminds us of the need to build on the current momentum to make hand hygiene a mainstay in public health.

This fact sheet provides an overview on what this year’s theme means for hand washing advocacy and programming.

Fact Sheet

We are looking for partners and investors to provide safe and appealing handwashing to the people who need it most.

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Clean hands are the last line of defence against Covid-19.

iwash aims to support WASH advocates with knowledge on hand hygiene practices and DiY hand wash stations that can be implemented to support education and learning, in order to promote positive hand washing behaviours.
Why We Believe In Hand Hygiene

1. Health

“The promotion and uptake of effective hand-washing practices are critical in ensuring the health of populations affected by emergencies and humanitarian crises.”

2. Risk

“Along with general public health benefits, hand-washing can reduce the risk of diarrhea disease by up to 50%.”

3. Prevent

Hand-washing with soap is recognised as an easy, effective and affordable method to protect and prevent disease transmission and should be achievable, even in emergency settings.”

4. Practice

"Hand-washing practices may be poor either due to a lack of knowledge regarding the benefits of hand-washing with soap or because basic materials and are not available."

Education Material

We provide education material for positive hand washing practices. This material is perfect if you're teaching a hand hygiene workshop.

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Methodology Toolkit

We provide instructional methodologies to create a range of hand wash station designs.

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Support us to run our own workshops

Just 10 euros to build a tippy tap

Running workshops are essential to spreading positive hand washing behaviour, which is the single most important factor to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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