Global Handwashing Day Social Media Toolkit

Social media tools reach millions of individuals, private or not-for-profit organizations, and government officials around the world. The Global Handwashing Day social media campaign aims to create a global buzz about handwashing and to inspire increased investment in handwashing efforts globally. That said, you don’t have to be involved in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector to celebrate Global Handwashing Day. Handwashing is important for everyone, everywhere, and we encourage you to tailor the ideas included in this toolkit to suit your organization’s audience and needs. This toolkit includes messages for spreading the word about Global Handwashing Day on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.

Source: Global Handwashing Day

Date of Publication: July 21, 2020

Clean Hands Count Campaign

These materials were created by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote handwashing.

The campaign aims to:

  • Improve healthcare provider adherence to CDC hand hygiene recommendations
  • Address the myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene
  • Empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands

Included in the campaign are videos, posters, factsheets and brochures. There are also infographics, a digital press kit, a press release, and web buttons.

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Reasons/Razones HIV Testing Campaign

In 2013, CDC launched Reasons/Razones, its first national, bilingual communications campaign to promote HIV testing among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men, who are among the groups hardest hit by HIV in the United States. Reasons/Razones is no longer active, but campaign resources are still available. Videos and posters feature men sharing their reasons for getting tested for HIV and provide information about how to find fast, free, and confidential HIV testing.

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Siri ya Mtungi [TV Series Press Kit]

This is the press kit for Siri ya Mtungi (Secrets of the Gourd), a new 13-part drama series that examines love and sexual relationships among a community of family and friends living in Dar es Salaam.

The television show was a turning point for Swahilliwood – the Tanzanian film industry – as it brought new skills and opportunities to local actors, musicians, artists and crew, combining the magic of film with the power of education. The television series follows the characters as they grapple with issues that challenge all Tanzanians, such as family planning and concurrent sexual partnerships.

The series was released on DVD after the broadcast, dubbed in English, French and Portuguese, to enable greater reach across Africa. More information on the television series can be found on the Siri ya Mtungi website. The press kit includes production photos, episode synopses, character sketches, background of the project, actor profiles, and interviews with the producers.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, Media for Development International (MFDI)

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Smart Couple Nepal Press Release

Despite efforts over many years, and major gains, the Government of Nepal reports that universal access to reproductive health as measured by the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) – has slowed in recent years.

To help address this challenge, the National Health Education Information Communication Center (NHEICC) in coordination with Family Health Division (FHD), and with support of the USAID Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Nepal project, is launching a ‘Next Generation’ Family Planning Communication Campaign.

This strategic initiative is aimed at repositioning family planning for the new generation and at increasing FP method use among young married couples across the country. The campaign is based on evidence from research and on the guidance of the MOHP NHSP II, draft NHSP III, the National Health Communication Policy of 2012, and the draft National FP Communication Strategy 2015-2020.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Suaahara Nepal Press Release

Suaahara was a five year (2011-2016) project funded by USAID aimed to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 41 districts of Nepal. The project focused on improving health and nutrition behaviors at the household level through promotion of Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (EN/HA), particularly Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), and addressing other determinants of under-nutrition, such as availability of and access to food, hygiene, quality of health care, child spacing and socio-cultural factors including gender and marginalization.

This is a press release from May 2016 about the results of the program.

Source: Save the Children, Helen Keller International, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, JHPIEGO, Nutrition Promotion and Consultancy Service, Nepal Water for Health

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019