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Film, Skits, and Public Pledging - Handwashing Increase of 37% vs. 6%

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Strategy researched
Community and school-based events incorporating an animated film, skits, and public pledging ceremonies
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Research methodology
Cluster-randomized trial with 14 villages (clusters), each with 700-2,000 people
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Excerpt from Abstract
"At 6 weeks' follow-up, handwashing with soap at key events was more common in the intervention group than in the control group (19% [SD 21] vs 4% [2]; difference 15%, p=0·005). At the 6-month follow-up visit, the proportion handwashing with soap was 37% (SD 7) in the intervention group versus 6% (3) in the control group (difference 31%; p=0·02). At the 12-month follow-up visit, after the control villages had received the shortened intervention, the proportion handwashing with soap was 29% (SD 9) in the intervention group and 29% (13) in the control group."



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