UNICEF has issued a request for proposal for “Research for Hygiene Behavioural Change among School Children in the Philippines”.
The aim of the consultancy to “craft a simple, scalable and sustainable strategy, program and tools based on the EHCP [Essential Health Care Program] that would lead to improved and sustained hygiene practice and toilet use”.
The EHCP is the Department of Education’s “flagship national health program for promoting group handwashing with soap, group toothbrushing with toothpaste and biannual deworming in public elementary schools”.
The consultancy will build on the findings of the Sustainable Sanitation in Schools Project, which was launched in 2011 by UNICEF, GIZ and Fit for School.
The main research question is: “Does daily group hand washing with soap in school result in the independent practice of hand washing with soap at critical times, particularly after using the toilet in school and before eating/handling food?”
Project Duration: 12 months (May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014)
Deadline for submission: 10:00 am (GMT) on Monday, 15 April 2013
For more information read the full RFP.