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Encouraging hand hygiene in the community

24 July 2020

Hand hygiene is one of the most important measures to prevent Covid-19 transmission.

The good news is that the World Health Organization has been successfully promoting hand hygiene globally since at least 2009, but high-income countries have not been a focus for this guidance until Covid-19.

This document supplements other hand hygiene and behavioural science guidance, and focuses specifically on psychological considerations and the behavioural science to support effective action.

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