Published in: 2005
Luby, S. P., et.al.
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More than 3·5 million children aged less than 5 years die from diarrhoea and acute lower respiratory-tract infection every year. A randomised controlled trial had been undertaken to assess the effect of handwashing promotion with soap on the incidence of acute respiratory infection, impetigo, and diarrhoea.
Handwashing with soap prevents the two clinical syndromes that cause the largest number of childhood deaths globally—namely, diarrhoea and acute lower respiratory infections. Handwashing with daily bathing also prevents impetigo.
Luby, S. P., et.al. (2005). Effect of handwashing on child health: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet
Behaviour change (WG13)
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