Overcoming barriers to handwashing for young children: Kisumu

Handwashing with soap is the single most effective way to stop the spread of infections. Although children under five carry the highest disease burden of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related health problems in Kisumu County, they are overlooked in most handwashing programmes. There are particular barriers in low-income settlements. Public health messages can be too theoretical, and handwashing facilities are not easy to use for young children. This Brief is based on Practical Action’s field experience and research in Kisumu. It sets the agenda for strengthening handwashing practices among the under-five age group.

Collections Communications and Fundraising
Authors 1
Issue Date 2020-10-13
Rights Holders Practical Action