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Applied research in water, sanitation and hygiene – Summary repor...

Collaboration
In October 2016, the WSSCC LinkedIn Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries and the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation at Mzuzu University came together to hold a joint 3‐week thematic discussion on applied research in water, sanitation and hygiene. The LinkedIn hosted CoP has over 6,200 members each working in WASH and other related sectors; this thematic discussion was an opportunity to bring together sector practitioners and researchers to share knowledge, learn from each other, identify best practice and explore links between research and practice in the sector. The first discussion was held from 3 to 9 October 2016 and focused on ‘How to pull practitioners into research.The second thematic discussion hosted by WSSCC and the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation at Mzuzu University was held from 10 to 16 October 2016 and focused on ‘Low‐cost WASH technologies’. The discussion was led by Assistant Professor Dr. Abebe Beyene Hailu at Jimma University, Ethiopia.

Hand Washing Practice in ASEH Project Area – A Study for Impact M...

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This study examines the status and benefits of hand washing with cleaning agents at five critical times as part of the Advancing Sustainable Environmental Health (ASEH) project. It was the third part of a longitudinal study of a project in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh with an earlier baseline (2004) and mid-term impact study (2007). It was designed using an iterative Cluster Sampling Technique. The study reveals that knowledge about critical hand washing times increased significantly in both rural and urban areas at all five critical hand washing times, except for two critical times related to children in rural areas. Of respondents in rural and urban areas, 27% and 63% respectively have knowledge about all five critical times. Hand washing at these critical times increased in rural and urban areas, with the exception of hand washing before feeding young children in rural areas. Notably, 27% of people in rural and 32% of people in urban areas reported washing their hands properly at all five critical times. This paper was presented at the Hygiene Practitioners Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 2010.

Effective Hygiene Behaviour Change Programming – Messages from th...

Collaboration
In February 2010, during a workshop organized by BRAC, WaterAid, IRC and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, 50 hygiene practitioners and researchers from South and South East Asia came to together to share lessons learned, and discuss progress and challenges in promoting hygienic behaviours. Eighteen papers were presented and discussed, representing a range of experiences. Considerable progress has been made in research, in improving knowledge about hygiene, and, partially, in improving hygienic practices. In five of the programmes represented at this workshop, hygiene promotion is being implemented at scale with more than one million people. The detailed discussions led to nine recommendations, presented on the document. The papers of the workshop can be found in our resource section.