EHP II Activities Selection: Diarrheal Disease

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Benin: Community-Based Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene to Prevent Diarrheal Disease

Municipal teams in four towns in Borgou Department are helping communities to identify and analyze environmental problems related to diarrheal disease and to address them through small-scale community projects, such as latrines and water source protection.

Guatemala: Interim Evaluation of a Handwashing Initiative

EHP reviewed data collected to assess the progress of and suggest next steps for a four year old collaboration between private soap companies in Central America and USAID (through EHP and the BASICS project) to promote handwashing for diarrheal disease prevention in soap company advertisements.

Nicaragua: Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Reconstruction

Grants have been awarded to six local PVOs to work with communities to provide hygiene education and reconstruct or build water and sanitation systems in areas hit by Hurricane Georges, with the focus on decreasing diarrheal disease.

Operations Research in Diarrheal Disease

An applied research program in community-based approaches for diarrheal disease prevention is in the planning stages.

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