Skip to main content

The power of primary schools to change and sustain handwashing with soap among children : the cases of Vietnam and Peru : global scaling up handwashing project

In Vietnam and Peru, handwashing initiatives within the primary school setting, are increasing students’ handwashing with soap rates by using entertainment education approaches. In Vietnam, the Women’s Union facilitated the training of 1,200 headmasters and teachers who carried out handwashing activities in over 600 schools in 15 provinces across the country. In total, over 340,000 students were reached. In Peru, the Handwashing Initiative was mainstreamed into the Ministry of Education’s system, through the Safe, Clean and Healthy Schools Program that was implemented in 24 regions and trained 14,000 teachers who worked with 285,000 students. [authors abstract]

TitleThe power of primary schools to change and sustain handwashing with soap among children : the cases of Vietnam and Peru : global scaling up handwashing project
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsDutton, P., Flórez Peschiera, R., Nguyen, N.K.
Secondary TitleTechnical paper / WSP
Pagination34 p.; ill.; 1 tab.; 4 fig.; 8 boxes; photographs
Date Published2011-09-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation Program (WSP), WSP
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsaction learning, education, hand washing, health education, peru, viet nam
Abstract

In Vietnam and Peru, handwashing initiatives within the primary school setting, are increasing students’ handwashing with soap rates by using entertainment education approaches. In Vietnam, the Women’s Union facilitated the training of 1,200 headmasters and teachers who carried out handwashing activities in over 600 schools in 15 provinces across the country. In total, over 340,000 students were reached. In Peru, the Handwashing Initiative was mainstreamed into the Ministry of Education’s system, through the Safe, Clean and Healthy Schools Program that was implemented in 24 regions and trained 14,000 teachers who worked with 285,000 students. [authors abstract]

NotesWith 13 footnotes including references
Custom 1144

Downloads

Handige links