This book provides essential guidance to help schools in developing countries to promote and maintain hand hygiene practices, thus reducing the prevalence of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea and respiratory infection that cause both illness and absenteeism.
Discussing both the challenges that hinder hand hygiene practices and the opportunities available to promote positive behaviours, it is particularly timely since the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic, where infection could also be passed on through the hands. Drawing on both evidence-based research and successful interventions in specific countries, the book builds to offer a best-practice manual to address this important issue.
This will be ideal reading for public health and community health working in developing regions, as well as those working for NGO's.
About the Author
Balwani Chingatichifwe Mbakaya is an Associate Professor at the University of Livingstonia, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Public Health, in Malawi. He is also Senior Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Mzuzu University, Malawi. Professor Balwani is a public health specialist and has held different academic and administrative positions in government and health related training institutions such as in Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) training facilities (St John's Institute for Health, Holly Family College of Nursing, and Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences). The author has also taught as an adjunct lecturer at St John of God College, Mulanje Mission College and Nkhoma Mission College. The author has written extensively and published high profile research in reputable journals such as PLOSE ONE, BMC, BMJ, IJERPH, AJIC.