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From Joint Thinking to Joint Action: A Call to Action on Improving Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Maternal and Newborn Health

March 13, 2015

Water, sanitation, and hygiene are of vital importance for maternal and newborn health. This report highlights the linkages between the two and urges for better integration.

Effect of Handwashing on Child Health: A Randomized Controlled Trial

March 13, 2015

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

How to Build Your Own Tippy-Tap

March 13, 2015

This brochure from SPRING/Bangladesh shows the steps used to construct a tippy-tap handwashing station.

Enabling Technologies for Handwashing with Soap: A Case Study on the Tippy-Tap in Uganda

March 13, 2015

The purpose of this study was to document the process through which tippy-taps were promoted to qualitatively explore the results and to draw out lessons for future interventions.

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

March 13, 2015

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

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

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.

2014 Handwashing Research Summary

March 13, 2015

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

More than Soap and Water: Taking Handwashing with Soap to Scale

March 13, 2015

This training module, developed by UNICEF in 2008, draws on lessons from industrial marketing approaches and public health thinking to outline how handwashing behavior can be changed on a large scale.

Briefing Paper: Greater Investment in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene is Key to the Fight Against Undernutrition

March 13, 2015

This briefing paper outlines the negative impact that a lack water, sanitation, and hygiene can pose, with a focus on under-nutrition. Published by Action contre La Faim (ACF) International, this briefing paper urges policymakers and governments to prioritize and fund WASH to avoid these negative consequences.

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

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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