Jul 26, 2021

What is Wash'Em?

Hygiene promotion in emergencies has typically been done by distributing hygiene kits, or educating people about disease transmission. Evidence shows that these approaches alone are insufficient to change handwashing behavior. WE BELIEVE WE CAN DO HANDWASHING BEHAVIOR CHANGE BETTER! The Wash’Em process involves using 5 rapid assessment tools to understand behaviour. You then enter your findings into the Wash’Em software which will give you tailored program recommendations. This learning module introduces you to the the Wash'Em process and the tools you will use to help you design innovative, context-specific hygiene programs.

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CAWST is a Canadian charity and licensed engineering firm. We address the global need for safe drinking water and sanitation by building local knowledge and skills on household solutions people can implement themselves.

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Development of this website and creation of collections of emergency themed tools on Water Treatment, Water Quality Testing, Behavior Change and Sanitation funded by Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance - USAID.

This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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