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The hygienic family

Category: Tackling uncertainty

A colourful African bag in the foreground with mothers and children sitting against a wall behind it

Interventions to reduce diarrhoeal disease in developing countries like Malawi often fail because they lack cultural understanding. The University of Strathclyde-led intervention, Banja la Ukhondo (Hygienic Family) in rural Malawi uses traditional women’s groups to improve hygiene through peer education and innovative behaviour change techniques. We work with communities to ensure we understand the context in which they live, and develop solutions together to achieve sustained change and health improvements. 

Entrant: Tracy Morse , Civil And Environmental Engineering

Copyright: Tracy Morse

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

Collaborators: Kondwani Chidziwisano, Tara Beattie, Mindy Panulo, Rossanie Malolo


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