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TitleChanging hygiene behavior in schools and communities : successes and lessons learned from Nasirnagar, Bangladesh, March 2009
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsUddin, I, Roschnik, N
Pagination5 p.; ill.; tab.; fig.
Date Published2009-03-01
PublisherSave the Children (US)
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsbangladesh chittagong, behaviour, capacity building, child health, health education, public health

In 2006, Save the Children conducted formative research into hygiene and sanitation behaviors in the Nasirnagar (Chittagong) subdistrict of Bangladesh. The research aimed to assess student and community knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices as well as barriers and motivations to practicing recommended behaviors. The research found that most parents and students had a general knowledge of hygiene and sanitation, understood how common illnesses are transmitted and prevented, knew the importance of drinking clean water, and had a positive attitude toward Save the Children’s recommendations. Yet the study revealed that few students and families actually practiced
the recommended behaviors. [authors abstract]

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