(with thanks to Communication for Development Network)
Blue Raise a Hand
Updated for 2015, this social media toolkit has sample messages, blog ideas, and resources to help celebrants and handwashing champions spread the word about Global Handwashing Day.
Let’s build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge – Join HIFA: www.hifa2015.org
This year in particular has seen the profile of hand hygiene raised to new levels across the globe.
On 5 May 2015, one part of WHO’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign was a very successful social media campaign with #safeHANDS photos posted from people all over the world.
Based on the Ebola outbreak response, the collaboration between WASH and health care infection prevention strategies has been enhanced including in support of hand hygiene action and this week (world water week #wwweek) saw numerous messages posted emphasising this important link.
Whatever the day to raise awareness to hand hygiene, collaboration and learning from easily accessible years of activities/experience will serve the public and health care communities well.
The tippy-tap is a brilliant solution: a hands free way to wash hands in places with difficult access to running water. It can be made from simple salvaged materials and is operated by a foot lever. It uses very little water for each hand wash: only 40 ml of water compared to 500 ml using a mug.
This website shows examples, including how to build one: http://www.tippytap.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/How-to-build-a-tippy-tap-manual.pdf
What a wonderful initiative to celebrate the Global Handwashing Day. I want to share with you a very appropriate animation on handwashing:
Julia Bello Bravo, PhD
Center for African Studies (CAS)/Illinois Strategic