Effect of handwashing on child health: a randomised controlled trial

@article{Luby2005EffectOH,
  title={Effect of handwashing on child health: a randomised controlled trial},
  author={S. Luby and M. Agboatwalla and D. Feikin and John J. Painter and R. M. Hoekstra},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={366},
  pages={225-233}
}
  • S. Luby, M. Agboatwalla, +2 authors R. M. Hoekstra
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND More than 3.5 million children aged less than 5 years die from diarrhoea and acute lower respiratory-tract infection every year. We undertook a randomised controlled trial to assess the effect of handwashing promotion with soap on the incidence of acute respiratory infection, impetigo, and diarrhoea. METHODS In adjoining squatter settlements in Karachi, Pakistan, we randomly assigned 25 neighbourhoods to handwashing promotion; 11 neighbourhoods (306 households) were randomised as… CONTINUE READING
    Hand washing for preventing diarrhoea.
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