Water and Sanitation Program Site – Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project

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  • Water and Sanitation Program

  • Summary:
  • Diarrhea remains one of the main threats to child health in the developing world, but washing hands with soap at critical times – after contact with feces and before handling food – could reduce diarrheal rates by up to 47 percent. Rates of handwashing with soap remain discouraging throughout the developing world, and large-scale promotion of handwashing behavior change is a challenge. Global Scaling Up Handwashing is a Water and Sanitation Program project focused on learning how to apply innovative promotional approaches to behavior change to generate widespread and sustained improvements in handwashing with soap, at scale, among women of reproductive age (ages 15-49), and primary school-aged children (ages 5-9). The project is being implemented by local and national governments, with technical support from WSP, in Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam, and builds on national campaigns initiated by the Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW). Please find a database of tippytap handwashing variations at the WSP website.

  • Keywords:
  • Handwashing (Hand Washing) Small Doable Actions


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