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Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)

There is increasing interest in improving hand washing in low- and middle-income countries. The validity of rapid hand washing measures was evaluated by comparing them to hand washing behavior measured during five-hour structured observations. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 90744 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Sahli, Michelle W.; Arnold, Benjamin; Colford, John M.; Chase, Claire; Briceno, Bertha; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra; Gertler, Paul

Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)

Hand washing with soap has been shown to reduce diarrhea and respiratory disease, the two leading causes of childhood deaths in low- and middle-income settings. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 90745 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Briceno, Bertha; Chase, Claire; Arnold, Ben; Colford, John M.; Gertler, Paul; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra

Sanitation and externalities : evidence from early childhood health in rural India (English)

This paper estimates two sources of benefits related to sanitation infrastructure access on early childhood health: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighborhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6737 JAN 01, 2014

Andres, Luis A.; Briceno, Bertha; Chase, Claire; Echenique, Juan A.

Hand washing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Hand washing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam, conducted in 2010 in Vietnam. ... See More +

Brief 81362 AUG 14, 2013

Chase, Claire; Do, Quy-Toan

Handwashing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam (English)

Handwashing with soap, which has been shown to reduce diarrhea in young children by as much as 48 percent, is frequently mentioned as one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to save children's lives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6207 SEP 01, 2012

Chase, Claire; Do, Quy-Toan

Scaling up handwashing behavior : findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Vietnam (English)

The goal of global scaling up handwashing is to reduce the risk of diarrhea and therefore increase household productivity by stimulating and sustaining the behavior of handwashing with soap at critical times in the lives of 5.4 million people in Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam, where the project has been implemented to date. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 58007 NOV 01, 2010

Chase, Claire; Do, Quy-Toan