|Title||Practical guidance for measuring handwashing behavior : global scaling up handwashing project|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Pagination||16 p.; 22 refs.; 1 tab.; 4 boxes|
|Publisher||Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) - South Asia|
|Keywords||hand washing, hygiene, personal hygiene, sdihyg|
Accurate measures of handwashing behavior are critical to understanding households’ health environment. But it can be challenging to measure handwashing reliably. This document discusses a set of handwashing indicators and recommendations that was prepared to support the Water and Sanitation Program’s six-country scaling-up of handwashing promotion and community-led total sanitation. Descriptions of these measures, and the recommendations for their use, should be of interest to a broad audience.