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HULLAND, K.; LEONTSINI, E.; DREIBELBIS, R.; UNICOMB, L.; AFROZ, A.; DUTTA, N.C.; NIZAME, F.A.; LUBY, S.P.; RAM, P.K.; WINCH, P.J. (2013): Designing a Handwashing Station for Infrastructure-Restricted Communities in Bangladesh Using the Integrated Behavioural Model for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions (IBM-WASH). In: BMC Public Health 13, 877. London: BioMed Central. URL [Accessed: 30.09.2013]. PDF

In Bangladesh diarrhoeal disease and respiratory infections contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality. Handwashing with soap reduces the risk of infection; however, handwashing rates in infrastructure-restricted settings remain low. Handwashing stations - a dedicated, convenient location where both soap and water are available for handwashing - are associated with improved handwashing practices. The aim of this study was to identify a locally feasible and acceptable handwashing station that enabled frequent handwashing for two subsequent randomized trials testing the health effects of this behaviour.