Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: An Impact Evaluation of Two Large-Scale Campaigns in Rural Tanzania

by Elisabeth Burgess, Yolande Coombes, Aidan Coville et al.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 2015

8 pp. 5.2 MB
http://www.wsp.org/sites/wsp.org/files/publications/WSP-Tanzania-Sanitation-HWWS-
Research-Brief.pdf
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This research brief discusses the challenges of poor sanitation and hygiene in rural Tanzania, provides an overview of two large-scale campaigns that sought to address these problems, and shares key results of an evaluation to assess the impact of these two campaigns. Overall, the evaluation suggests that “a large-scale sanitation campaign can be effective in promoting latrine construction and reducing open defecation – important intermediate steps toward the end goal of positive health outcomes, especially for children.”

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