|Title||How behaviour change approaches helped improve hygiene and sanitation practices in Northern Ghana : paper prepared for the West Africa Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Symposium, 10-12 Nov 2009, Accra, Ghana : a photo essay|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Saaka, SS, Shafritz, L|
|Pagination||5p.; 12 photographs|
|Keywords||ghana, ghana northern region, hand washing, household hygiene, hygiene, personal hygiene, soap|
The USAID Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) supported West Africa Water Initiative (WAWI) field partners in Ghana (as well as in Niger and Mali) to strengthen their behaviour change approaches from March 2007 through October 2008. This photo essay presents the process of engagement of Ghanaian WAWI partners with behaviour change and their adoption of successful hygiene promotion strategies. Some field-level behaviour change activities and results will be presented. Specific examples include the adoption of Community-Led Total Sanitation (led by UNICEF and WaterAid), and the negotiation of more effective hand washing (led by UNICEF) and household water treatment practices (led by World Vision).