An Opportunity Not to Be Missed – Immunisation as an Entry Point for Hygiene Promotion and Diarrhoeal Disease Reduction in Nepal

This paper by Velleman et al. (2013) published in the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development summarises the findings of a SHARE-funded study conducted in 2012 which explored whether (Rotavirus) vaccination programmes offer a useful entry point for hygiene promotion as part of a comprehensive approach to diarrhoeal control. Speficially it sought to ascertain whether incorporating a hygiene promotion intervention into immunisation programmes is feasible and acceptable It concluded that there was sufficient interest amongst key stakeholders in Nepal to pilot the approach.

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