Journal publications that came out of the SWASH+ project.
25 Oct 12
SWASH+ partners asked the question: What are the obstacles to effective menstrual management in schools in rural Kenya? A one-page summary of an research article titled 'The girl with her period is the one to hang her head'.
Go to Menstrual management
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
17 Jul 12
Anal cleansing is a necessary human activity. However, because of social taboos, there are few articles on the topic. School health plans overlook it as well. Researchers need to determine if and how current practices could harm child health to inform policy.
Go to Anal cleansing practices and faecal contamination
13 Aug 12
In Nyanza Province, Kenya, a sustainability evaluation of 55 pilot primary schools 2.5 years after the implementation of the Safe Water System (SWS) intervention revealed that programme activities were not successfully sustained in any of the schools visited.
Go to Sustaining school handwasing as published in 'Waterlines'
30 Jul 12
This research note discusses the soapy water intervention, initial and follow-up monitoring findings, potential sustainability drivers of handwashing programmes in rural primary schools and next steps.
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25 Oct 12
Handwashing is a key component of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs, and a study shows hand washing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrheal disease by more than 42%. This is a one-page summary of the study.
Go to Soapy Water Study