Handwashing for healthy lives

Children’s Handwashing and Quality Interactions

In Peru, over 90% of deaths in children under five from diarrhea could be prevented by handwashing. Low-income children receive less quality interaction in Peru, a critical behavior for childhood development. Leveraging communal norms to encourage handwashing and quality interactions could support child health. The Challenge. In Peru, more than 60% of children suffer from diarrhea before the age of five, leading to 1,600 deaths each year. Of these, 90% could easily be prevented by handwashing with soap. ….[READ]

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