The PPF congratulates Taylor Springthorpe from New South Wales on her winning design in the Nepal Portable Handwashing 2020 Challenge. It was a tough problem and all judges agreed Taylor’s design delivered a practical solution suited to the Nepal conditions.
Thanks to all who entered the Challenge, it’s been inspiring to see the ideas, efforts and presentations.
This week we will note Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
A basic hygiene practice achievable by most of us but a struggle for many populations.
In Nepal the rate of Coronavirus infection has been rapidly rising these past few weeks, very worrying but not unexpected.
The PPF is looking forward to the design outcome of the Nepal 2020 Challenge, so we can work with our health and community partners to improve access to handwashing, however small the first steps might be.
Registrations for the PPF Nepal 2020 Challenge close at the end of this week.
As COVID numbers rise in Nepal there’s an increasing need for a well designed compact handwashing unit that is produced locally, is cost effective, easy to use, avoids cross contamination, and basically improves hygiene!!
Go for it, visit the PPF website.