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.
- SuSanA Behaviour Change Global Webinar Series: Part 2 (30th May, 13:00 BST London time) - by: conniebenjamin May 22, 2018If you missed part 1 don't worry there's still time to catch up! Watch part 1 here: www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/shared-l...r-change-1st-webinar You can find the discussion that took place in the chat box here: forum.susana.org/71-behaviour-change-and...ording-now-available
- A New Technique to Purify River Water for Use in Rural Communities - by: F H Mughal May 22, 2018Dear Dr Varkey, In Table 1, some parameters have increased after 4 hours of operation. Sulfate has increased from 1 to 4 mg/L; chloride from 4 to 6; potassium from 1 to 5.4; sodium 18.64 to 26.87; and more importantly, copper itself has increased from 0 to 0.24 mg/L. Can you please clarify? Attached is a WHO publication on copper in drinking water. Regards, […]
- A New Technique to Purify River Water for Use in Rural Communities - by: varkey May 22, 2018Thank you. The article is quite interesting. It is an example of the use of Indigenous Technology (IK). More work is needed for grey water reuse / treatment.
- A New Technique to Purify River Water for Use in Rural Communities - by: varkey May 22, 2018Thank you. 0.25 g of seed powder can be measued with a senstive balance. For practical purpose it is approximately 2 pinches. Using slightly more than this amount is not very critical. The excess powder that does not take part in the clearing process will remain in the filtered water. It will not affect the water quality, except a slight increase in turbidit […]
- Twin pit pour flush latrines in India - is it timely to call into question the design and operating principles? - by: pkjha May 22, 2018Dear Dean and Geoff Sorry for the late response of your query. I was struggling to find a small hamlet of around 50 households in flood prone areas, with high ground water table in rural areas in Bihar state, where open defecation is still prevalent and households did not get any financial support from the government for the construction of toilets. Objectiv […]
- SuSanA Behaviour Change Global Webinar Series: Part 2 (30th May, 13:00 BST London time) - by: conniebenjamin May 22, 2018