International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information

Sustained high levels of stored drinking water treatment and retention of hand-washing knowledge in rural Kenyan households following a clinic-based intervention.

A new study by Parker et al., demonstrates high hand washing knowledge retention rates among clients, who received hand washing education during their visits to a Maternal and Child Health clinic in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Two weeks after the health clinic visit, 41% of clients were able to perform all hand washing steps correctly. After one year, 34% of clients were able to demonstrate all six hand washing steps correctly. Epidemiology and Infection 2006.