Improving Access to Hand Hygiene in Nepal 

The PPF’s Nepal Portable Handwashing 2020 Challenge called for the design and detailing of a portable handwashing unit that can be packed and transported to remote locations, to be used both for hand washing and for instructing villagers on correct hand washing techniques.

As COVID spreads throughout Nepal and people are required to improve hand hygiene, there’s an increasing need for a well designed compact handwashing unit that is produced locally in Nepal, is cost effective, easy to use, avoids cross contamination, and basically improves hygiene.

It will be used initially in a range of community and outreach programs across Nepal but the potential is much broader, as we look to working with families and communities who struggle to access clean running water.

The PPF congratulates Taylor Springthorpe from New South Wales for her winning design.

Visit the Challenge page to see the design and see the latest on the unit’s prototype development in our News section.