June 1, 2021
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East Meets West Foundation Vietnam distributed portable hand washing stations to 172 commune health facilities, 172 kindergartens, 980 disadvantaged households in five provinces. The study aimed to understand the resulting influence on knowledge, attitude and hygiene behaviour.
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The study aimed to understand the effect of the installation of handwashing stations as well as the effect of hygiene promotion. Of the 278 respondents that reported using the hand washing stations, 87% said that there were always someone using the station; 87% felt that the presence of the station made them want to wash their hands. The study found that motivation to wash hands could relate to access to hand washing stations and hand washing materials. It could also relate to functionality and features of the hand washing station. Other key findings include: