Handwashing with soap is a critical tool in the global fight against deadly infections and viruses (e.g., COVID-19). However, in many parts of the world (incl. Laos), children, parents, teachers, and healthcare workers don’t have access to basic hand washing facilities, putting them at a high risk of getting viral respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Moreover, access to medical treatment is also limited, making people living in areas with frequent public gatherings in crowded spaces like markets, public transport, or places of worship at high risk. As part of a partnership with the Lao PDR Ministry of Education, UNICEF has launched a behavior change program developing nudge solutions and policy making strategies to ensure long-lasting, intuitive, and accessible handwashing facilities (and behaviors) in selected communities.