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October 16, 2021

Global Handwashing Day 2021 - How are we putting handwashing within reach for students and teachers? A spotlight on Madagascar.

Marking the second Global Handwashing Day since the covid19 pandemic has changed the world, the Madagascar national and local government, private sector actors, and development organizations are working together to help students return to school safely in a new normal.
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September 22, 2021

Cambodian schools pilot reopening in a new normal

Hun Sen Mitthapheap High School is among the first schools to reopen in Cambodia, and one of the largest to participate in this pilot reopening phase. After months of planning, they reopened the upper grades this week. Rather than undertaking expensive facilities work with professional contractors, students themselves were well able to set up hand washing stations in each of their classrooms in a matter of minutes.
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September 17, 2021

How much sanitizer do I need to buy for my classroom?

If you’re looking to equip your classroom(s) with hand sanitizer, you’re right -- sanitizer can be a convenient and quick alternative to keep hand hygiene in the classroom routine. One of your first questions might be, how much hand sanitizer do I need to buy?
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June 15, 2021

UNICEF: Handwashing Stations and Supplies for COVID-19

Handwashing with soap, when done correctly, is critical in the fight against COVID-19, but 3 billion people have no ready access to a place to wash their hands with soap at home
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June 15, 2021

Phụ nữ Việt Nam: Supporting women to prevent and combat COVID-19 epidemic

A package of more than VND 2.4 billion is provided to assist disadvantaged women and primary schools to access clean water, handwashing, and sanitation to prevent and control COVID-19 epidemic
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June 15, 2021

UNICEF Cambodia supports hand hygiene in schools

Even as we marked Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF was managing a major operation to bring hygiene supplies and safety education materials to all 13,482 schools and 3,064 community pre-schools in Cambodia. These are essential for their safe re-opening.
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June 15, 2021

WEDC Briefing Paper: Aspirational handwashing device commercialization

In many developing countries, handwashing with soap offers huge potential for improved public health due to its unique effectiveness as a barrier against a variety of important diseases such as diarrheal disease, respiratory infections, trachoma, and others.
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June 15, 2021

Hand Washing Stations To Be Set Up In Schools To Support Safety Measures

Hundreds of handwashing stations will be set up in schools across County Durham as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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June 15, 2021

Impact enterprises collaborate with the public sector to provide sanitation services

Solutions to the global sanitation crisis can be generated by a multilateral approach, blending the expertise, research and support of the private sector with the focus and structure of the public sector to enable innovative local enterprises to deliver long-term, desirable solutions.
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June 15, 2021

UK: HappyTap Washes Away Play Time Queues

A businesswoman, executive advisor and coach who spent 30 years living and working in Japan has returned to the UK and brought with her a cost effective yet simple idea to keep children safe against Covid in North East schools.
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June 15, 2021

Timely innovation to combat COVID-19 in Bangladesh

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aqua for All recognised the need to support water and sanitation service providers who are actively working to control the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable groups. There is an increased demand for such services and limited access to funding.
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June 15, 2021

Hand Washing Stations To Be Set Up In Schools To Support Safety Measures

Hundreds of handwashing stations will be set up in schools across County Durham as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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