For Global Handwashing Day 2012, this Weekly issue contains a literature review of 2012 handwashing studies that was compiled by the Global Public-Private Partnership on Handwashing. The review summarizes studies on the health impacts of handwashing, handwashing behavior, hand contamination and provides recommendations for implementers of handwashing programs.
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- Invitation to join HIFA discussion on role of systematic reviews in LMICs - by: muench August 17, 2017Dear Neil, Is it possible to browse through the discussion on the role of systematic reviews in low and middle income countries (LMICs) somewhere on your website (without being a member)? If not, I guess we have to wait for the synthesis report in September (please post it here when it's done). Did the topic of sanitation get any airtime during this dis […]
- Ending open defecation by 2030? - The elimination of open defecation and its adverse health effects (paper by Duncan Mara) - by: muench August 17, 2017Dear Duncan, Thanks a lot for posting about your paper here, giving us the opportunity to discuss this and to correspond directly with the author which is super! It's a really important topic: "The elimination of open defecation and its adverse health effects: a moral imperative for governments and development professionals" I looked at the ch […]
- Featuring SuSanA's 300th Partner - 3ie - by: secretariat August 17, 2017Dear SuSanA Community, SuSanA has 300 Partners now and yes, our network is growing! We take pleasure in featuring our 300th partner 3ie. Want to know more about 3ie? 3ie is an international grant-making NGO promoting evidence-informed development policies and programmes. Their work focuses on generating high quality evidence that contributes to effective pol […]
- Emergency Sanitation - Can you contribute to the Wikipedia Article? - by: muench August 17, 2017Dear Shingo, A warm welcome to you in Japan! We hear very little from Japanese contributors on the forum here, so I am glad that you have found us! (We only have 17 SuSanA members in Japan. Is that mainly due to language barrier?) Could you tell us more about these make-shift toilets used during trail running races? What is in the tents exactly, it looks lik […]
- Re: WaterAid School WASH research in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Nepal - by: muench August 17, 2017Dear Jacques-Edouard, This time it is my turn to apologise for the long silence! This task had fallen into the "too hard" pile but I finally took it out of there today! Thanks so much for formulating those two paragraphs for inclusion in the Wikipedia article on WASH. I've tried to improve readability a bit more by splitting long sentences in […]
- Invitation to join HIFA discussion on role of systematic reviews in LMICs - by: muench August 17, 2017