WSP – Practical Guidance for Measuring Handwashing Behavior

Practical Guidance for Measuring Handwashing Behavior, March 2010.

by Pavani Ram. Water and Sanitation Program.

Full-text: (pdf, 1.33MB)

Accurate measures of handwashing behavior are critical to understanding households’ health environment. But it can be challenging to measure handwashing reliably. This document discusses a set of handwashing indicators and recommendations that was prepared to support the Water and Sanitation Program’s six-country scaling-up of handwashing promotion and community-led total sanitation. Descriptions of these measures, and the recommendations for their use should be of interest to a broad audience.

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