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Designing a food hygiene intervention for children 6-9 months in an informal settlement in Kisumu, Kenya

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posted on 13.11.2018 by Sheillah Simiyu, J. Mumma, Evalyne Aseyo, Oliver Cumming, A. Czerniewska, K. Baker, Robert Dreibelbis
Diarrhoea is a major public health issue in developing countries, especially among children as it contributes to growth faltering and malnutrition. Interventions targeting food hygiene are required to prevent the occurrence of diarrhea through contaminated food. The ‘Safe Start’ is a hygiene intervention study being implemented in informal settlements of Kisumu, and targeting early childhood exposure to enteric pathogens through contaminated food. Before introduction of the intervention, a formative study was conducted to identify target behaviours and design an intervention. This paper reports on the Trial of Improved Practices (TIPS) process, carried out during the formative phase and aimed at designing and testing candidate interventions before introduction on a larger scale. The process targeted four major behaviours, hygienic storage, handwashing with soap, hygienic feeding and reheating, and as a result, an intervention comprising education, environmental modification and motivational messaging was designed.
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The author/s would like to appreciate the SHARE consortium for funding the study.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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SIMIYU, S. ... et al, 2018. Designing a food hygiene intervention for children 6-9 months in an informal settlement in Kisumu, Kenya. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 2946, 6 pp.

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2018

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Nakuru, Kenya

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