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Handwashing in the Perinatal Period: Literature Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Research Studies from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Kenya  >

Published: March 14, 2015

This qualitative research synthesis reviews motivators, barriers and practices related to maternal handwashing in the perinatal period, and provides recommendations to health care practitioners.

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India’s 2012 to 2017 National WASH Advocacy and Communications Strategy  >

Published: March 14, 2015

The overall goal of this strategy is to make sure that people have both access to and use a toilet and practice good hygiene, including handwashing with soap after the toilet and before food.

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

Published: March 14, 2015

This study explored the impact of using video surveillance to monitor hand hygiene behavior, and explore the role of peer influence on student hand cleaning behavior.

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Validity of Rapid Measures of Handwashing Behavior: An analysis of Data from Multiple Impact Evaluations in the Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project  >

Published: March 14, 2015

This multi-country analysis of the validity of rapid handwashing measures confirms the utility of observing handwashing materials at the places where people wash hands, at the times most necessary for washing them (after fecal contact and before food preparation).

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Handwashing: It’s Such an Easy Thing to Do  >

Published: March 14, 2015

This resource, a keynote delivered at the 2014 UNC Water and Health Conference, highlights the pains and gains of hand hygiene as a public health intervention.

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Effect of Handwashing on Child Health: A Randomized Controlled Trial  >

Published: March 13, 2015

This randomized controlled trial assessed the effect of hand hygiene promotion on diarrhea and acute lower respiratory tract infection.

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Getting the Basic Right – The Role of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Maternal and Reproductive Health: A Conceptual Framework  >

Published: March 13, 2015

This study sought to explore linkages between WASH and maternal and perinatal health via a conceptual approach and a scoping review.

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Non-clinical Interventions for Acute Respiratory Infections and Diarrhoeal Diseases Among Young Children in Developing Countries  >

Published: March 13, 2015

Researchers in this study explored the impact of non-clinical interventions-including those in sanitation and hygiene-on acute respiratory infections and diarrheal disease.

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2014 Handwashing Research Summary  >

Published: March 13, 2015

This research summary highlights the key findings from 26 handwashing-related studies published in 2014.

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Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Trial in Rural Tanzania  >

Published: March 13, 2015

A recent World Bank study looks at the impact of two large-scale, government-implemented handwashing and sanitation programs in rural Tanzania.

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