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October 15, 2021

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

The Madagascar national and local government is working with the private sector and development partners to help students return to school safely in a new normal.
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October 15, 2021

[English below] Liệu rằng chúng ta có đang làm cho việc rửa tay với xà phòng thuận tiện đối với học sinh và giáo viên hay chưa? Phản ánh của nhóm chúng tôi tại Việt Nam.

Bạn có biết rằng HappyTap đã bắt đầu công việc nghiên cứu và thiết kế về vệ sinh tay tại miền Nam Việt Nam? Annie, thành viên nhóm tại Việt Nam, đã dành toàn bộ thời gian ở quê nhà trong khoảng thời gian đại dịch bùng phát. Cô ấy đã quay trở về trường tiểu học cũ của mình với tầm nhìn như một chuyên gia vệ sinh.
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Research
November 12, 2013

Cambodia: Study of Handwashing Practices and Equipment

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Research

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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Schools

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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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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PRESS RELEASE – HappyTap Expansion to New Regions

HappyTap Announces Major Expansion on Global Handwashing Day
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Guidance

WHO guidance: handwashing stations; healthcare facilities

WHO Recommendation on Handwashing Stations; Healthcare Facilities
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Beyond hardware: how a portable sink can inspire behaviour change

Despite having a cheap and simple fix that could prevent millions of deaths (handwashing), how to encourage it has puzzled experts for years. The rate of handwashing with soap after using the toilet is still estimated to be only 16%. So how do we get people to wash their hands? Geoff Revell explains how the HappyTap creates new ways to target behaviour.
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Guidance

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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HappyTap Finalist in World Design Impact Competition

WaterSHED’s HappyTap portable sink has been chosen as a finalist for the World Design Impact Prize.
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Schools

Healthy Habits – North Tyneside nursery

A North Tyneside nursery is leading the way in instilling healthy habits for life among children.
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News

Daily Star: HW Solution Launches in Bangladesh

WaterSHED Holdings Singapore Ltd recently launched a portable hand washing solution named HappyTap in the country.
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Guidance

Ministers of Health approve resolution on WASH in HCFs

During the 72nd World Health Assembly, hosted on 20–28 May 2019, the WASH in health care facilities resolution was unanimously approved.
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News

Portable sink promoting hygiene among Cambodia children

Experts design colourful plastic sink to aid hygiene in country where lack of sanitation kills thousands every year
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Guidance

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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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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Schools

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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Research

UK Businesswoman leading the fight against COVID-19 in schools

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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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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The new normal for hygiene

Putting handwashing within reach
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