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Cholera response in Haiti : hygiene promotion : determining what works

When a massive earthquake struck Haiti in january 2010, followed by a cholera epidemic that broke out in october of that year, Oxfam rushed assistance — clean water, sanitation, and hygiene materials and information—to hard-hit areas to protect public health. Hygiene promotion is arguably the most important intervention in a cholera epidemic: the route of cholera transmission is fecal-oral, and contaminated hands are often the principal vector. So Oxfam engages in a wide range of hygiene-promotion activities to encourage washing hands—specifically, washing hands with soap at key moments, such as before eating and after defecation. [authors abstract]

Research brief based on : "Factors determining the effectiveness of Oxfam’s public health promotion approach in Haiti, 2012".

TitleCholera response in Haiti : hygiene promotion : determining what works
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsOxfam -Oxford, GB
Secondary TitleHumanitarian field studies / Oxfam America
Pagination4 p.; 1 box; 1 fig.; 2 photographs
Date Published2012-01-01
PublisherOxfam America
Place PublishedBoston, MA, USA
Keywordscholera, disasters, epidemics, haiti, health education, hygiene, personal hygiene
Abstract

When a massive earthquake struck Haiti in january 2010, followed by a cholera epidemic that broke out in october of that year, Oxfam rushed assistance — clean water, sanitation, and hygiene materials and information—to hard-hit areas to protect public health. Hygiene promotion is arguably the most important intervention in a cholera epidemic: the route of cholera transmission is fecal-oral, and contaminated hands are often the principal vector. So Oxfam engages in a wide range of hygiene-promotion activities to encourage washing hands—specifically, washing hands with soap at key moments, such as before eating and after defecation. [authors abstract]

Research brief based on : "Factors determining the effectiveness of Oxfam’s public health promotion approach in Haiti, 2012".

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