Toward Complementary Food Hygiene Practices among Child Caregivers in Rural Malawi

Chidziwisano et al. (2019) published this paper exploring complementary food hygiene practices among child caregivers in rural Malawi in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Preventable, foodborne diseases remain a global health challenge. Poor food hygiene practices are among the major causes of diarrhoea transmission. This paper details a formative study that was conducted in rural Malawi to inform an intervention design to promote complementary food hygiene practices. An assessment of contextual and psychosocial factors for behaviour change was conducted using Risk, Attitude, Norms, Ability, and Self-regulation model. Three behaviours were examined: washing utensils with soap, keeping utensil in a raised place and handwashing with soap.

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