Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of
healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and
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.
Promotion of hand washing among children and their care givers can
reduce the number of episodes of diarrhoea in children by about 30%.
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