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An investment of US$ 5 per person per year in Mozambique saw improvements in latrine use, handwashing & drinking water management

Published on: 11/06/2013

An investment of US$ 5 per person per year (the implementers’ cost only, not households or district) in Mozambique saw improvements in latrine use, handwashing and drinking water management

Hygiene promotion is a public health care intervention aimed at behaviour change that can lead to improved health, and help people to move out of poverty. It is the missing link in WASH—the benefits of clean water and safe sanitation are reduced if good hygiene is not practised.

The WASHCost infosheet for June 2013 - Hygiene promotion: How effective is it? How much does it cost? - discusses these issues, and can be downloaded below.