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Can you wash your hands

Category: Healthy perspectives

Young African children wash their hands at an outdoor washing station

Hand washing with soap is one of the most important ways to stop diarrhoea transmission, but how can we achieve this when there is no tapped water and over 1,000 children in a school? In Malawi, we are developing and testing simple engineering solutions with locally available materials to help improve group hand washing with soap at schools. Instilling this practice at a young age can help save lives.

Entrant: Kondwani Chidziwisano , Civil and Environmental Engineering

Copyright: Kondwani Chidziwisano

Funding: Department for International Development through the Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity Consortium 

Collaborators: Tracy Morse, Tara Beattie, Chisomo Thaulo