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  • By Tom Heath | WASH Technical Advisor

Testing the Wash’Em tools in the acute phase of a cholera outbreak

As a result of a recent collaboration between Action contre la Faim (ACF), The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) I am optimistic that as a sector we can do better. Now I find myself putting that belief to the test. I am standing next to 200 broiler chickens as we record a middle-aged mother wash her hands in the middle of cholera hot-spot zone in Harare.


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  • By Sian White | GHP

If crisis disrupts your life – how does your handwashing behavior change?

A Global Handwashing Partnership case study. If crisis disrupts your life – how does your handwashing behavior change? Understanding drivers of handwashing behavior in emergency settings


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  • By Olivier Mills

Designing Learning and Decision Support Software: Wash’Em

Behind the scenes of developing software-based learning and decision support tools for WASH practitioners.


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  • By Sian White

DRC Summary

To fulfil the first of these objectives exploratory field work was carried out in Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This report describes the work done in the DRC including an overview of activities, the research objectives and methods used and some of the key findings.


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  • By Sian White

Iraq Summary

To fulfil the first of these objectives exploratory field work was carried out in Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This report describes the work done in Iraq including an overview of activities, the research objectives and methods used and some of the key findings.


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  • By Sian White

Improving Handwashing in Humanitarian Crises: Methods for Researching Handwashing Practices and Behaviour

Working in partnership, ACF, LSHTM, and CAWST are bringing together their experience and networks to develop deep understandings of the determinants of hand hygiene in emergency settings so as to contribute to the development of rapid and effective intervention tools.


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