Spotlight on Handwashing in Rural India

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The objectives of this study were to: Understand the level of awareness about hand hygiene, including a) critical times for handwashing; b) appropriate way to clean hands; c) the importance of handwashing, and d) handwashing messages and their sources. It also looked into access to hand hygiene facilities at the household level, with a focus on a) presence of a designated place to wash hands; and b) the presence of water and soap at the designated place.