The Oxfam Handwashing Station; How to set up, use and maintain communal handwashing stations

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16 Sep 2020

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The Oxfam Handwashing Station is a durable, low-cost, easy to set up, use and transport handwashing station that can be put up in any open space in a variety of emergency and development contexts. The handwashing kit, which has been extensively field tested, features a 24-litre water tank and a 4-litre internal liquid soapy water and water dispenser, allowing two users to wash their hands directly with soapy water and rinse with water. 

This guide explains how to install and operate the Handwashing Station, and issues to consider when consulting users and communities on installing the device.