WASH weekly research update – November 4, 2019


Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) behaviour change research: why an analysis of contingencies of reinforcement is needed. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, Oct 28. Currently, there is an emphasis on addressing cognitive processes to bring about changes in behavior. In this review, a case is made for the benefits of a contingency-based perspective, focusing on the contextual antecedents and consequences of behavior. armenia

Stool-Based Pathogen Detection Offers Advantages as an Outcome Measure for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Trials. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2019.

Effectiveness of a Behavior Change Intervention with Hand Sanitizer Use and Respiratory Hygiene in Reducing Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza among Schoolchildren in Bangladesh: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2019.

Factors associated with the decline in under five diarrhea mortality in Tanzania from 1980-2015. J Glob Health. 2019 Dec. Universal coverage of direct diarrhea, nutrition and WASH interventions has the potential reduce the diarrhea-specific mortality rate by 90%.

Integrating Face Washing into a School-Based, Handwashing Behavior Change Program to Prevent Trachoma in Turkana, Kenya. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Oct 2019.

Unavoidable Risks: Local Perspectives on Water Contact Behavior and Implications for Schistosomiasis Control in an Agricultural Region of Northern Senegal. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Oct 2019.


THE STATE OF WASH FINANCING IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA: Regional Level Assessment. UNICEF, October 2019. This report focuses on WASH financing for the entire ESAR and follows the development of four country reports (Burundi, Eswatini, Uganda and Zimbabwe).

Water Strategy: Water Sector Analysis. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, October 2019. Key Water Sector Issues in Asia.

FEATURED RESOURCE – Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE) PROJECT

SHARE website – SHARE contributes to achieving universal access to effective, sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene by generating evidence to improve policy and practice worldwide.

New reports, journal articles include:

What Proportion Counts? Disaggregating Access to Safely Managed Sanitation in an Emerging Town in Tanzania.

Developing a Contextually Appropriate Integrated Hygiene Intervention to Achieve Sustained Reductions in Diarrheal Diseases.

Experiences of capacity strengthening in sanitation and hygiene research in Africa and Asia: the SHARE Research Consortium.

Additional studies and reports

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