Monitoring Hygiene Behaviour: The Simpler Ways

Posted on August 16, 2005

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In India heavy investments have been made in rural water supply since 80s, but the resulting health benefits have been severely limited by the poor progress in sanitation. This research analysis is based upon the case study of a highly acclaimed and successful water and sanitation project in around 857 villages of Indian mountain state through multi stakeholder participation between 1996-2004. This study relates to the indepth understanding of health & hygiene and environmental sanitation issues, and put forth the findings of best monitoring practice examples in hygiene interventions by examining the sustaining impact of such simpler tools.

Here, the project stakeholders practiced a simple and easy self monitoring tool to access the project process, progress, impact and outcome in health and hygiene interventions.

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It has also been established as informative, investigative and analytical monitoring tool and proved its importance through wider use during and after the project and its wider replication in similar programmes.

The tool helped in reducing the morbidity, generating demand for safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, and in understanding and adopting best hygiene practices in routine. A comparative analysis has also been done from the data of 7 sample villages of different geographical locations and 3 round healthy home survey study by third party agency in 46 sample villages between 2000-2004. Download Full>>