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Nigeria

Sweeping benefits of keeping hands clean in Nigeria

By Olajide Adelana, WSSCC / SHF correspondent in Nigeria While the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us that handwashing with soap is the cornerstone of infection control, rural villagers in...

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Nepal

Intensifying hand hygiene measures in Nepali communities

By Renu Kshetry, WSSCC - SHF Correspondent in Nepal As WSSCC celebrates this year’s Global Handwashing Day in the series of articles that follows achievements, challenges and innovations around hand...

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Uganda

‘Ghetto Youths’ innovates handwashing in Kampala slums

By Sheila Nduhukire, WSSCC/SHF correspondent in Uganda A flurry of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that good hand hygiene saves lives. But this simple act of washing hands remains...

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Benin

Reviewing the catch-up plan to end open defecation in Benin

By: Alain Tossounon At the end of 2019, an evaluation of sanitation activities in Benin brought to light that certain communities had been returning to the practice of open defecation. That led the...

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Nepal

1.3 million girls in Nepal to receive free menstrual supplies

KATHMANDU, Nepal - More than 1.3 million girls in Nepal will receive free sanitary pads through their community schools, the Government of Nepal announced the investment in menstrual health and...

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India

Youth boost hygiene in Rajasthan's COVID-19 fight

BY: Raza Naqvi Determined to fight COVID-19 and improve health and hygiene practices, young people in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan are spreading awareness on sanitation and hygiene in their...

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Kenya

Keeping an informal settlement in Kenya safe from COVID-19

By: Kevin Mwanza On a hot and humid July afternoon, Jacob Omondi, a 67-year-old grandfather, sat in his one-roomed windowless mud-walled house in Kibera, an informal settlement on the outskirts of...

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