Home hygiene in developing countries: prevention of infection in the home and peri-domestic settings (updated 2013)
This training resource is intended primarily to support community workers and teachers, at local level and across the whole social spectrum, who have responsibility for developing school and community hygiene promotion programmes – but it can be used by anyone who needs to obtain an overview of hygiene and hygiene practice in developing country situations.
The resource is written in simple practical language and is based on the IFH guidelines and recommendations, and the IFH/IPS Home Hygiene Training Resource, together with the “Hygiene” section of the UNICEF Facts for Life document.
This resource gives guidance on what, when, and how to prevent infection and cross-infection in the home, using a targeted hygiene approach. This publication is aimed at health professionals and family members who care for relatives in the home and includes chapters on:
1. Breaking the chain of infection using targeted hygiene
2. Hand hygiene, general hygiene, food and water hygiene, disposal of human and other waste, care of domestic animals, insects, personal hygiene
3. When there is more risk (infection prevention and control in healthcare situations)
4. Chemical disinfectants explained
5. Questions and Answers
This training resource was prepared by the IFH Scientific Advisory Board. The evidence base which was used for development of this resource is summarised in the following IFH review documents: “The Chain of Infection Transmission in the Home and Everyday Life Settings, and the Role of Hygiene in Reducing the Risk of Infection”, “Hygiene procedures in the home and their effectiveness: a review of the scientific evidence base”. “The effectiveness of hand hygiene procedures in reducing risks of infections in home and community settings including handwashing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers”.
The resource was updated in July 2013 to Include a new section on menstrual hygiene management.
Download File: Training resource for developing countries 2013.pdf