Documents about measuring impact on: community, education, behavorial change
17 Jul 12
One of the main objectives of the applied research component of SWASH+ was to test the dominant belief that school water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions would reduce absenteeism and illness among schoolaged children, leading to improved prospects for longterm productivity.
Go to Impact: do school WASH interventions reduce absenteeism?
17 Jul 12
In rural Kenya do school WASH activities promote changes in household behaviors? A 1-page summary paper.
Go to Diffusion of behaviors
17 Jul 12
One-page document showing the results of a controlled trial in 185 primary schools in western Kenya. The reduction in girls’ absenteeism is striking and suggests that school WASH is a potential pathway for addressing gender inequity.
Go to Rationale: why invest in school WASH
30 Jul 12
One page summary based on the publication, “Impact of school-based hygiene promotion and sanitation interventions on pupil hand contamination in western Kenya: a cluster randomized trial” by Greene LE, Freeman MC, Akoko D, Saboori S, Moe C, Rheingans R. Published in 2012 by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The SWASH+ partnership conducted a cluster-randomized controlled trial of two different school-based WASH interventions to answer: “Can school WASH interventions reduce fecal contamination on students’ hands?”
Go to One-page summary on student hand contamination
08 Oct 12
The SWASH+ partnership conducted a cluster-randomized controlled trial of two different school-based WASH interventions to answer: “Can school WASH interventions reduce fecal contamination on students’ hands?” This article has been published in American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.
Go to Trial on student hand contamination
31 Jul 12
One-page summary based on full-length journal publication, 'Assessing the impact of a school-based water treatment, hygiene and sanitation programme on pupil absence in Nynaza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial.’
Go to One-page on impact of school WASH in absenteeism