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How handwashing behaviour change programmes can save lives in an emergency

As August 28, 2019

World Water Week started this week, I was reminded of a shocking statistic. In an emergency setting, diarrhoea is responsible for 40% of child deaths – 8 out of 10 of those children are under the age of 2. This appalling rate can be reduced by up to 50% with the simple act of handwashing with soap, an easy, effective and affordable method to protect and prevent disease transmission. Yet too often, this simple intervention is not prioritised in humanitarian responses despite its potential to save lives.Read More....