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Hand Hygiene For Health (HHFH) is a project of the Rotary Club of Bribie Island. This project is to educate and empower the next generation to wash their hands, create the handwashing habit and to improve the lives of children living in hygiene poverty. HHFH’s innovative education and hygiene programs create the handwash behaviour change in students, employing the SPATAP portable tap.


  • To create the handwashing habit where it previously couldn’t exist.
  • To improve the health and wellbeing of children and the community throughout the South Pacific, South East Asia and Africa by 2030.
  • By providing a classroom tap and handwashing program, this will be achieved, and will be followed by a student being provided a SPATAP to take home (and to the community) to educate the family towards the continuation of the handwashing habit.
  • This programme greatly improves health by creating handwashing behaviour change, dramatically reducing communicable diseases spread via poor hygiene practices and a lack of basic infrastructure.


  • 900 Million children Lack of basic hygiene service. (www.washwatch.org 2018)
  • Ratios of children to a tap on research undertaken by HHFH shows that in some cases up to 1000 students using one tap.
  • Dirty unclean taps are a source of contaminate and spread of disease, as good handwashing habit and hygiene cannot be achieved.
  • No access points for taps
  • Huge unruly queue for the 1 tap

“Students queue to wash their hands outside their classroom before they have their lunch break.”
Brilliant Star School Solomon Islands

Currently there is no system in place to regulate and create the handwashing habit.

  • A massive waste of water when using antiquated faucets
  • Expensive bore hole pumps
  • Expensive equipment for infrastructure
  • Breakdown of school equipment due to lack of funding and resources
  • Water will be contaminated by simply turning on the tap and passed onto the next user.

Water scarcity is a real problem. The educational component of this programme, not only creates the handwashing habit, but teaches the reality of the scarcity of water, and a lifetime habit of water saving.

2.4 billion people don’t have access to tap or running water, severely limiting their potential to stay hygenic and well.
This is simply not acceptable when we have the technology and means to alleviate the hygiene burden of the world’s poorest people. No child or adult should be denied the right to clean water.

HHFH and The SPATAP system covers 5 of the 6 causes of rotary international

  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
  • Promoting Peace

At Hand Hygiene For Health we are serious about achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
We are particularly focused on
Goal 3: ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’
Goal 6: ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’
Goal 11: ‘Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Supporting education

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About  HHFH

Hand Hygiene For Health is a project of the Rotary Clubs of Bribie Island dedicated to educating and empowering the next generation to wash their hand and create the handwashing habit. We aim to improve the lives of children living in hygiene poverty through its innovative education and hygiene programs.