handwashing

Food hygiene, monitoring handwashing and the HIV/AIDS-sanitation link

WEDC Conference, Nakuru
The 36th WEDC International Conference kicked off on the 1st July with the theme ‘Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in an Uncertain Environment’. The opening plenary included a keynote address by Kamal Kar, who presented the current sanitation crisis and the potential of CLTS to tackle it. After that, papers were presented in several parallel sessions which covered different topics.

Triggering for handwashing in CLTS

Woman washing her hands, Malawi
The ODF Malawi 2015 Strategy and National Hand Washing Campaign have contributed to an increased focus on handwashing with soap (HWWS) in Malawi. CLTS is one of the key interventions used for sanitation and hygiene promotion in Malawi, with handwashing (HW) as a key component of ODF status achievement. However, the tools used to trigger for handwashing appear minimal and could therefore be improved upon. This report reviews current methods for triggering for handwashing and CLTS and assess their effectiveness in creating handwashing facilities and increasing the presence of soap. It also suggests areas for improvement and describes new triggering tools that have been piloted and evaluated.
Date: 4 January 2013
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Open defecation free takes centre stage in Mtalika village in Malawi

From the 6th to the 10th August 2012, IDS is convening an international workshop on CLTS Monitoring, Verification, Learning and Information Management in Lilongwe, Malawi. The aim of this specialised workshop is to bring together government and other actors to share learning.
Participants of the workshop are blogging about their learning, insights and reflections on the meeting this week.

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