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Using innovation to break down barriers to handwashing in emergency settings

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In 2016 the humanitarian organisation ELHRA created a Handwashing Challenge following their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector Gap Analysis. The aim of this challenge was to explore soap alternatives, create better handwashing facilities or find new and effective ways to promote handwashing that would result in behaviour change. Two years on, these innovations have been refined and have been tested in humanitarian and emergency settings to gain vital insight into their use.

This blog post provides a brief overview of these handwashing innovations and how they are helping.

(Photo shows handwash event in a kindergarten in Tamil Nadu, India, where kids were taught how to use Supertowel)

Date: 12 November 2018