A software-based decision-making tool that helps humanitarian actors design rapid, evidence-based and context-specific hygiene programs
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Handwashing with soap can reduce diarrhoeal diseases by 48% and reduce the spread of outbreak-related diseases. In the aftermath of an emergency, about 40% of all deaths are due to diarrhoea – handwashing has the potential to make a lifesaving difference.
At the moment, hygiene promotion in emergencies is done by
distributing hygiene kits, or educating people about disease
transmission. Evidence shows that these approaches alone are
insufficient to change handwashing behaviour.
There are many existing needs assessment tools. However, these take time and expertise to conduct; they are generally poor at understanding actual hygiene behaviour; and it is difficult to translate the findings into context-specific program recommendations. We offer a set of rapid and easy-to-use rapid assessment tools, which are specifically designed for emergency contexts and linked to program design.
Existing behaviour change resources often go unread since they
are typically long documents which lack details about how to
We provide an easy-to-use, software-based decision support tool. The tool will help you design a hygiene program, identify delivery channels and develop innovative activities appropriate for your context.
Rapid Assessment Tools
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Input data in Wash’Em software
Get recommendations and decision support on what to include in your design of hygiene programs
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