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Diarrhoea: Why Children are Still Dying and What Can be Done  >

Published: March 14, 2015

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

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Effects of Hand Hygiene Campaigns on Incidence of Laboratory-confirmed Influenza and Absenteeism in Schoolchildren, Cairo, Egypt  >

Published: March 14, 2015

This study examines the impact of hand hygiene campaigns on the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza illness and missed school days, in children.

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What factors affect sustained adoption of clean water and sanitation technologies? A Systematic Review of Literature  >

Published: March 14, 2015

The purpose of this review is to assess the factors that influence the sustained adoption of these water, sanitation, and hygiene improvements at the individual, household, and community level.

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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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