4087.1 International Hygiene Research in Developing Communities: Presentations by Young Researchers

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
With the excepted surge in the H1N1 influenza across the globe, hygiene and sanitation practice have again taken center stage. Research shows that handwashing alone may significantly reduce morbidity. These presentations will highlight the outcomes of community-based research related to hygiene and sanitation practices that can inform public health.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the factors that make the hygiene/promotion education program feasible 2. Identify the pros and cons of school-based hygiene curriculum 3. Discuss the feasibility and health impacts of promoting hand sanitizer as an alternative hand hygiene option
Barbara Hatcher, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Malcolm Bryant, MBBS, MPH
Amy Pickering, MPH, PhD student , Janessa M. Graves, MPH, PhD Student and Elizabeth Andrade, MPH

10:30 AM
Development and Impact of a Primary School Handwashing Intervention in Western Kenya
Janessa M. Graves, MPH, William E. Daniell, MD, MPH, Alfredo F. Obure, MPhil, Julie Harris, PhD, MPH and Rob Quick, MD, MPH
11:10 AM
A new approach to hand hygiene in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Amy Pickering, PhD Student, Alexandria Boehm, PhD and Jennifer Davis, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Science Office

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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