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Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Vietnam

Scaling Up Handwashing Behaviour: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Vietnam
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2010
  • Global Scaling Up Handwashing aims to test whether handwashing with soap behaviour can be generated and sustained among the poor and vulnerable using innovative promotional approaches. This technical paper describes the baseline findings from Vietnam, and is part of a series of technical reports summarizing baseline findings from similar surveys conducted in each of the Scaling Up project countries. The research shows that 47 percent of caregivers report washing hands with soap after using the toilet and less than one-third wash their hands with soap at other critical times, such as before preparing food. However, the survey also reveals the prevalence of diarrhoea is significantly lower than the most recent national statistics, findings that shifted the impact evaluation focus in Vietnam from tracking disease to measuring behaviour change.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Viet Nam
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Disease, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Health professionals, Local governments, National administrations, Policy makers, Project managers, Water operators
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Impact study, Survey results
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Published in 2015