Un tippy tap es una tecnología de saneamiento para el lavado de manos de bajo costo y bajos insumos, que se adapta ampliamente al contexto y los recursos locales. Puede construirse con una variedad de recursos, es fácil de usar y puede disminuir la contaminación cuando se usa de modo apropiado en las frecuencias adecuadas. Los buenos momentos para usar un tippy tap para lavarse las manos incluyen antes de cocinar, antes de comer, después de ir a la letrina y antes de interactuar con niños pequeños o personas mayores. Usar agua limpia para lavar es un paso importante de las mejores prácticas del tippy tap. Para obtener más información sobre cómo construir y usar un grifo tippy, utilice los recursos de esta colección.

La diarrea mata a más niños menores de 5 años que el sida, la tuberculosis y la malaria juntos.

El lavado de manos con jabón se ha citado como una de las intervenciones más rentables para prevenir las muertes y enfermedades relacionadas con la diarrea.

Lavarse las manos con jabón en momentos críticos e, incluso antes de comer o preparar alimentos y después de ir al baño, puede reducir las tasas de diarrea en más del 40 por ciento.

Un estudio muestra que cuando las parteras y las madres realizan el lavado de manos con jabón, las tasas de supervivencia de los recién nacidos aumentaron de manera significativa hasta en un 44 %.



  1. 14/4/2020 En este artículo se explica la relevancia de una tecnología de saneamiento simple (Tippy Tap) para llevar a cabo las recomendaciones de las autoridades sanitarias durante los brotes. También enumera recursos adicionales, incluyendo guías pictóricas, para cómo hacer esta tecnología adaptable y de...
  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. 20/1/2005 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.