Do interventions to promote hand washing prevent diarrhoea? Evidence Update, Diarrhoea Series, September 2009

Abstract

Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.

This Evidence Update is adapted from Ejemot, R. I.; Ehiri, J.E.; Meremikwu, M. M.; Critchley, J. A. Hand washing for preventing diarrhoea. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004265.

Promotion of hand washing among children and their care givers can reduce the number of episodes of diarrhoea in children by about 30%.

Citation

Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium (EHCRC), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.

Do interventions to promote hand washing prevent diarrhoea? Evidence Update, Diarrhoea Series, September 2009

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