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#KeepTheHinWASH: Hygiene being left out from Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Hygiene is missing from an important United Nations document on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will be submitted to the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Several organisations including End Water Poverty, WaterAid, Practical Action and Helvetas have written to the Open Working Group on SDGs saying they regret that hygiene was left out of the Group’s Focus areas document.

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The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) is calling on its supporters to  advocate for the inclusion of hygiene alongside water and sanitation in the SDGs in the Open Working Group consultations before the closing date of 14 March 2014. Similarly, the PPPHW is requesting support for hygiene in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) consultation, which also ends on 14 March.

The PPPHW offers talking points to advocate for hygiene in the SDGs, such as:

The word “hygiene” means different things to different people.  In the post-2015 WASH proposal, hygiene focuses on handwashing promotion, including access to a designated place for handwashing with soap and water, and menstrual hygiene management or the presence of gender-segregated sanitation facilities in schools and health centers  with access to soap and water and a place for safe disposal of menstrual hygiene materials

More information: PPPHW Soapbox – Handwashing Advocacy Edition

WASHplus Weekly – Focus on handwashing

Issue 27 October 7, 2011 | Focus on Hand Washing – Global Handwashing Day Edition

This WASHplus Weekly was prepared as a contribution to Global Handwashing Day, celebrated each October 15. Global Handwashing Day was created by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing in 2008 to foster and support a global culture of hand washing with soap.

Included in this issue of the Weekly are studies on hand washing and neonatal mortality, hand washing studies from Bangladesh and Tanzania, an interesting October 2011 review of nutrition and infection and links to videos and websites.

Please contact WASHplus if you know of other hand washing studies or resources that can be featured in future issues. We also welcome suggestions about topics for future issues of the WASHplus Weekly.