Making Hygiene Matter

Making Hygiene Matter

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The Global Hygiene Council (GHC) is committed to driving worldwide behaviour change in hygiene practices to reduce the burden of common infectious diseases.

We are a global organisation with local roots. We collaborate with leading experts to shape global health policy, while also creating educational hygiene resources for local communities.

Why is hygiene important to us?

We know that hygiene is the foundation of a healthier society. Incorporating effective hygiene practices into our everyday lives can prevent the spread of harmful germs, helping to protect us all from infectious diseases.

Through our work, we strive to play a meaningful role in improving the uptake of positive hygiene habits.

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infectious deseases are responsible for 1 in 4 deaths globally
35% of common infections are already resistant to antibiotics
imrpoved hygiene in a non-healthcare setting can reduce common infection by up to 50%

Our Goals

Safeguarding Health

Reinforce the role of hygiene as a vital health intervention to protect against infectious diseases and emerging health threats. 

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Advance hygiene education to create better infection control outcomes for all. 

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Advocate for home and community hygiene initiatives to be included in infection prevention plans and public health policies.

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The GHC strives to influence good hygiene behaviours by promoting hygiene awareness for all.

News & Views

The Impact of Everyday Hygiene: Tips for a Healthier Family and a Cleaner Home

The impact of home and personal hygiene on health, including everyday tips and advice.
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Everyday Hygiene and its Impact on Health

How effective hygiene practices are the foundation of a healthier society and the implementation challenges.

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Breaking the Chain: The Vital Role of Hygiene in Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

The crucial role of hygiene in combatting the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
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Contact Us

The GHC enters partnerships with governments, academic institutions, leading health experts, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), non-profit organisations and healthcare organisations to help drive tangible and meaningful hygiene policy and behaviour change at both a local and global level.

Let’s discuss how we can work together; we would love to hear from you: