The UK government’s development assistance-funded campaign with Unilever on global hygiene has reached its goal of reaching one billion people globally.
The program, set up in 2020, is aimed at raising awareness and changing behavior to make sure that people are washing their hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces. The UK government provided £50 million (US$67 million) and Unilever provided a further £50 million (US$67 million).
The program has helped to:
- Train 140,000 staff members, including teachers and community health workers, on hygiene skills,
- Install 500,000 handwashing stations;
- Deliver 75 million Unilever hygiene products; and
- Run information campaigns in 37 countries on hygiene in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.