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Wash’Em: Designing better handwashing behaviour change programmes

October 15, 2019

By: Sian White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Wash’Em is a process for designing hygiene behaviour change programmes in humanitarian crises. Through several years of research with crisis-affected populations we realised that current approaches hygiene promotion activities are not actually changing behaviour. Typical […]

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Designing an adaptable handwashing facility for emergencies

October 14, 2019

By: Martin Shouler, Arup and Sian White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine For those living in informal settlements as a result of humanitarian crises, diseases such as cholera, pneumonia and diarrhoea can spread quickly and with fatal results. Handwashing with soap is our […]

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Are Nudges the Answer to Improving Handwashing Behavior?

October 14, 2019

By: Wendy Putnam and Nga Nguyen, USAID  This post was originally posted on Reposted with permission.  While handwashing has been acknowledged as a way to prevent the spread of infection, experts agree that we still aren’t making enough progress on increasing uptake of this […]

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