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TitleThe practice of handwashing... : paper presented at the South Asia Hygiene Practitioners Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1 to 4 February 2010
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsShabnam, L
Pagination15 p; ill.; 4 tab.; 1 fig.
Date Published2010-02-01
Place PublishedDhaka, Bangladesh
Keywordsbangladesh, child hygiene, children, diarrhoeal diseases, disease control, diseases, hand washing, sdiasi, sdihyg, sdipol, sdisan, sdiwat, water-related diseases

This paper explains how Hand Washing strategy has been implemented in three upazila of Jamalpur district, in north-central of Bangladesh. Here, the Dhaka Ahsania Mission carried out two programmes: the Decentralized Total Sanitation (Dishari) and the Sustainable Sanitation And Resource Mobilisation (SSARA) approach.

The paper comes up with the following recommendations:

  • Long term initiatives should be undertaken for effective hand washing.
  • All upazilla level government and non-government staff organizations need to work in an integrated way. For this the Government should have a policy about convey same messages by all GO and NGO personnel.
  • In Upazilla health centers, doctors and health workers should give health classes for diarrhea patients about diseases from unhygienic hand (or hand washing).
  • Women members of union parisad and upazila parisad can be assigned special duties to explain necessity of hand washing in their electoral areas.
  • For further discussion during the Sanitation Symposium: In other countries is the practice of washing hands with soap/ash before eating also lagging far behind the practice of hand washing with soap/ash after defecation?
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