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Policy recommendations for the Indian union government and ministries for water, health, education, women and child development, and local government.

TitleMapping policies and tracking budgets for hand hygiene : a study of select ministries of the Government of India
Publication TypeResearch Report
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsAgarwala, T, Shiva, R, Saha, S, Acharya, N, Kapoor, T
Pagination52 p. : 6 boxes, 12 fig.; 3 tab.
Date Published06/2022
PublisherIRC, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) and UNICEF India
Place PublishedNew Delhi, India
Publication LanguageEnglish

After setting the context of hand hygiene in India and at global level, the report provides broad findings from the review of policies, programme guidelines and budgets of the following five ministries with respect to hand hygiene: Ministry of Jal Shakti; Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Based on the review it provides policy recommendations for the union government and each of the five respective ministries. Annexes include a list of hand hygiene components in public health institutions, mapping of countries with hygiene policies, budgets and monitoring systems; guidelines on food safety and hygiene for school level kitchens; and WASH-related components in anganwadi (rural child care centre) services.

The report is based on a review of secondary data sources. It is an outcome of the project on "Assessing financial possibilities in existing schemes and capacity requirements for hygiene programming in India", supported by the UNICEF India Country Office through the 7% set Aside - Catalytic Funding for Country Offices to "Reimagine WASH: Water Security for All".


Includes list of reviewed documents and 4 ref.

Citation Key89667
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