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Hygiene Promotion

The global Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies Technical Working Group brings together hygiene promotion specialists from around the globe to collectively work on innovations, adaptations and advocacy to address hygiene problems. 
We work closely with other Working Groups and Initiatives such as the Climate Change WG, SaniHub, the WASH RoadMap, the Global Handwashing Partnership, and the Global Taskforce on Cholera Control. 

Useful Information

Objectives & Leadership

Objective 1 - Coordination: Oxfam and IFRC

Objective 2 - Capacity-strengthening and knowledge management: PRO-WASH & SCALE and Medair 

Objective 3 - Influencing and Advocacy: FHI 360

Objective 4 - Research and Evidence: TBD

Led by

The Working Group is chaired by Michelle Farrington (Oxfam) and co-chaired by Alexandra Machado (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies).



Find the Hygiene Promotion Working Group contact list here.

How to get  involved 

Local, national, and international actors, non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector are invited to join the working group. 

Please contact to join and/or for more information.

Why get involved?

Become a reviewer, share resources, organize or present at webinars, collectively develop training or technical guides, advocate for hygiene promotion activities, generate relevant research, network with peers and coordinate with other relevant sectors. 


Technical guidance and resources

Webinars: Global Speaker Series


  • HP Compendium
    • This resource is a collection of components, tools & methods, frameworks, and case studies for designing and implementing hygiene promotion interventions across all response phases, aiming to strengthen capacities, inform decision-making, and provide practical guidance.
  • MHM in Emergencies: The Full Guide
    • This toolkit and associated website offer practical guidance and tools for planning, implementing, and monitoring menstrual hygiene management activities in emergency settings.
  • WASH Guidelines for Hygiene Promotion in Emergency Operations
    • This resource provides step-by-step guidelines for planning and implementing context-appropriate hygiene promotion activities, emphasizing quality assurance and facilitating more effective training and monitoring.
  • Incontinence Checklist
    • This resource, when used with Incontinence: We Need to Talk About Leaks, helps ensure development workers understand incontinence, the available support options, and how to have conversations that effectively support those living with incontinence in various settings.
  • Hygiene Promotion Curriculum
    • This resource is a guide for training hygiene promoters, featuring lessons with proposed learning outcomes as well as related resources, while emphasizing gender mainstreaming in and other cross-cutting issues.
  • Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document
    • This resource is a collection of best practices, local examples, and other learning materials related to handwashing and accessible handwashing facilities in low resource settings.
  • Female-friendly public  and community toilets: a guide for planners  and decision makers
    • This resource offers guidance on creating female-friendly toilets and enhancing gender sensitivity in town planning in addition to sharing recommendations and practical steps.

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