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A tippy tap is a low-cost, low-input hand washing sanitation technology that is widely adaptable to local context and resources. It can be constructed with a variety of resources, is easy to use, and can decrease contamination when used appropiately in adequate frequencies. Good times to use a tippy tap to wash your hands include before cooking, before eating, after going to the latrine, and before interacting with young children or elder individuals. Using clean water for washing is an important step of tippy tap best practices. For more information about how to build and use a tippy tap, utilize the resources in this collection.

Diarrhea kills more children under the age of 5, than AIDS, TB, and malaria combined.

Handwashing with soap has been cited as one of the most cost-effective interventions to prevent diarrhea related deaths and disease.

Handwashing with soap at critical times – including before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet – can reduce diarrhea rates by more than 40 per cent.

A study shows that handwashing with soap by birth attendants and mothers significantly increased newborn survival rates by up to 44 per cent.

 



  1. 2020-04-14 This article explains the relevance of a simple sanitation technology (the Tippy Tap) for carrying out health authority recommendations during outbreaks. It also lists aditional resources including pictoral guides, for how to make this adaptable and low-input technology.
  2. *** It really is in your hands*** http://tippytap.org Diarrheal and respiratory infections kill over 3.5 million children under the age of five every year. Hand washing with soap is the most effective and an inexpensive way to prevent these deaths. It can save the lives of 1.2 million children...
  3. Children are dying 3.5 million children die from diarrhoea and acute respiratory infection in developing countries every year. Hand washing with soap can prevent these illnesses– it could save 1.2 million of these children. We’re not talking about an expensive vaccine or a high tech drinking...
  4. These postersare great for tippy taps that are built in public areas like schools or village meeting areas. They list the benefits of the tippytap as well as highlight a country or region specific hand washing statistic. English Spanish French Swahili Indonesian Khmer Portuguese Japanese...
  5. tippytap.org provides manuals for how to build a tippy tap in various languages that are applicable for both litterate and illerate education of the technology. The graphics provided are widely applicable to various contexts and resources that may be available. English Hindi Marathi French ...
  6. This document describes how to make a Tippy Tap, a simple handwashing device with running water. The Tippy Tap consists of a 5 liter container hanging on a horizontal stick. The container can be tipped by pulling a rope through the cap. The rope is attached to a stick lying on the ground, which...
  7. This photo is of a Tippy Tap handwashing station. It is made of local materials and is helpful for sanitary handwashing practices.
  8. 2005-01-20 The Tippy Tap II (Lifewater International)is a modified design of the Tippy Tap that is easier to make and easy to use. The Tippy Tap II can be made from any container of about one to four litres capacity. A jug with a handle works best, but a Tippy Tap II can be made from any plastic container,...
  9. Figure 2. Tippy tap parts diagram with optional foot pedal and catchment included. Source: Cody Kiefer, inspired by Lifewater International, 2005.
  10. A step-by-step guide on how to build a foot-pump handwashing station.
  11. Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But not everyone has access to running water at all times. The tippy tap is one simple and safe way to wash your hands that is especially designed for areas with no running water.
  12. The notebook contains directions and pictures on how to make a Tippy Tap, a kitchen garden, natural pesticide, liquid manure and a fuel saving stove. It also talks about compost, sack mound gardening, BBW and plant tea.