Disseminating the hands4health approach

The hands4health protocol paper entitled “Assessing the Effectiveness of a Multicomponent Intervention on Hand Hygiene and Well-Being in Primary Health Care Centers and Schools Lacking Functional Water Supply in Protracted Conflict Settings: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial” was published in the open-access Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).

Goal: The protocol aims to assess the effectiveness of the hands4health multicomponent hand hygiene intervention on handwashing behavior, underlying behavioral factors, and the well-being of health care workers and students. Moreover, the authors report their methodology and statistical analysis plan transparently.

To the article: You can access the full article here.

Authorship: The paper is authored by Anaïs Galli1,2; Yaman Ma’ani Abuzahra1,2,3; Carola Bänziger4; Aboubacar Ballo5; Max N D Friedrich6; Karin Gross1,2; Miriam Harter 6; Jan Hattendorf1,2; Maryna Peter4; Andrea Tamas6; Branwen N Owen1,2; and Mirko S Winkler1,2. It reflects a joint effort from the 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute; the 2Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Basel; the 3Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the An-Najah National University; the 4Institute for Ecopreneurship of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW); the 5WASH Regional Department Africa of Terre des hommes Mali; and 6Ranas.

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