PPPHW Soapbox - April 2015
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April was an exciting month for handwashing which included our reporting on hygiene The First Lady of Malawidiscussions at the World Water Forum in South Korea; hearing the First Ladies of Malawi and Madagascar speaking up for handwashing in Washington, D.C. (see image right); and having food safety as this year’s World Health Day theme.

This month we are delighted to bring you our quarterly handwashing research summary, as well as some resources that those responding to hygiene challenges after the Nepali earthquake may find useful.

As May 5 is the World Health Organization’s hand hygiene in healthcare awareness day, we are collaborating with WHO, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and others to bring you a free webinar discussing the state of hand hygiene in healthcare and new ideas for how to improve it around the world. We hope you will sign up and use #safeHANDS on social media.

Finally, we are getting ready to announce the Global Handwashing Day theme for 2015. If you have any final suggestions, please let us know by replying to this email!

Happy handwashing,

PPPHW Secretariat  

Upcoming PPPHW Webinar: Healing Hands and the Role of Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Globally
May 5 at 9:00 AM EST (New York Time)
Register here today!

May 5 is the call to action day for WHO's SAVE LIVES: Clean your Hands campaign, addressing the issue of hand hygiene in healthcare. 

The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing is taking this opportunity to host a webinar discussing the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare, the challenges of achieving good hand hygiene, and lessons for improving hand hygiene in healthcare. 

Hear from experts from the World Health Organization, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University on: 
  • Why hand hygiene is so important in healthcare 
  • The state of hand hygiene in healthcare facilities around the world 
  • Hand hygiene lessons from Ebola 
  • How to achieve hand hygiene behavior change: lessons from outside healthcare
Handwashing and global food hygiene: A World Health Day webinar
Miss our food hygiene webinar? Watch the recording here!
PPPHW Page of the Month
Our first handwashing summary of 2015 is up on the Latest Research page of our website. Learn what's new in handwashing here
World Water Forum Coverage
Social media storify

Daily PPPHW updates

Sanitation and Water for All Blog: Universal Sanitation is Incomplete without Hygiene
April Publications
WASH tools for implementers responding to the Nepali earthquake

New on the PPPHW Blog: Handwashing in the World Health Day Spotlight

WaterAid blog on Life, Death, and Water

Upcoming Events
AfricaSan is May 25-27 in Dakar, Senegal. We will be hosting two sessions, so be sure to join us!

May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day. Get tools to plan an event and information here.

Global Handwashing Day (October 15) is less than six months away! Have you started thinking about your plans yet?
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