Hand washing promotion for preventing diarrhoea
Interventions that promote hand washing can reduce diarrhoea episodes by about one-third. This significant reduction is comparable to the effect of providing clean water in low-income areas.
Hand washing after defecation and handling faeces, and before preparing and eating food, is one of a range of hygiene promotion interventions that can interrupt the transmission of diarrhoea-causing pathogens. This review evaluates the effects of interventions to promote hand washing on diarrhoeal episodes in children and adults.
Adults, Both sexes, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Child health, Children, Displaced population, Earthquake, Epidemic, Flash flood/Flood, Gastrointestinal infections, Health, Heavy rain, Infections and infectious diseases (all), Malaria and protozoal infections, Population displacement, Vaccine-preventable infections, Zoonotic and other parasitic infections