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Title: Hygiene promotion in emergencies: a fortuitous comparison - the case of Bentiu IDP Camps, Unity State, South Sudan
Authors: Flachenberg, Franck
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: FLACHENBERG, F., 2014. Hygiene promotion in emergencies: a fortuitous comparison - the case of Bentiu IDP Camps, Unity State, South Sudan. IN: Shaw, R.J., Anh, N.V. and Dang, T.H. (eds). Sustainable water and sanitation services for all in a fast changing world: Proceedings of the 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, 15-19 September 2014, 6pp.
Abstract: In this paper, we argue for including a full hygiene promotion intervention as an early part of emergency response. In an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bentiu, Republic of South Sudan, it has proven to be a strong complement to the construction of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities and WASH non-food item (NFI) distribution. Comparison between two camps with and without hygiene promotion intervention was made possible by the difficulty in recruiting hygiene promoters in one of the two camps. Results show that places where hygiene promotion activities were regularly performed achieved better results in terms of adopting new hygiene practices and better use of the WASH facilities and NFI.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31044
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