Handwashing Related Research

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Twice a year, the PPPHW publishes a summary of the latest handwashing-realated research. The summary helps implementers understand what the latest research/findings mean for handwashing programs on the ground.

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Video Surveillance Captures Student Hand Hygiene Behavior, Reactivity to Observation, and Peer Influence in Kenyan Primary Schools

Amy J. Pickering, Annalise G. Blum, Robert F. Breiman, Pavani K. Ram, Jennifer Davis

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This study examined the impact of clean water supply, latrines, handwashing stations, and health promotion education on Nigerian school children's health.

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This research, presented by Leanne Unicomb (icddr,b), found that including handwashing in a nutrition intervention makes sense, and has the potential to be successful.

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Handwashing Determinants and Diarrhea in Sub-Saharan Africa - An Analysis of DHS and MICS Data
This data was presented by Victoria Shelus (FHI 360) and Orlando Hernandez (WASHplus) at the 2013 UNC Water & Health Conference.

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This report from UNICEF/WHO explores the prevalence and toll of childhood diarrhoea across the globe and puts forth a 7-point plan to prevent childhood diarrhoea.

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This review suggests that clean water and soap could help prevent stunting in children.

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Twice a year, the PPPHW publishes a summary of the latest handwashing-realated research. The summary helps implementers understand what the latest research/findings mean for handwashing programs on the ground.

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Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) play a fundamental role in improving nutritional outcomes. A successful global effort to tackle under-nutrition must include WASH.

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Greene LE, Freeman MC, Akoko D, Saboori S, Moe C, Rheingans R. Impact of school-based hygiene promotion and sanitation interventions on pupil hand contamination in western Kenya: a cluster randomized trial. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2012. 87(3): 385-393.

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