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Enabling Technologies for Handwashing with Soap: A Case Study on the Tippy-Tap in Uganda

Enabling Technologies for Handwashing with Soap: A Case Study on the Tippy-Tap in Uganda
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). February 2011
  • Access to a convenient handwashing station has been found to be associated with higher rates of handwashing and decreased fingertip contamination. One such handwashing station is the "tippy-tap," which consists of a small (3 or 5 liter) jerry can filled with water and suspended from a wooden frame. Soap is suspended from the frame beside the jerry can. A tippy-tap located close to a latrine provides a cheap and potentially convenient means of washing hands after latrine use. A qualitative case study was carried out May 11-18, 2010 in Uganda to learn about two projects in which health workers and village-level volunteers promoted the tippy-tap, provided health education and carried out household inspections. The purpose of this study was to document the process through which tippy-taps were promoted to qualitatively explore the results and to draw out lessons for future interventions. This report describes each project in detail and main conclusions.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Uganda
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Hygiene, Practices and habits , Technology, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Community, Decision makers, Development agencies, Project managers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Lessons learned, Research study, Working paper
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Published in 2015