project . 2019 - 2021 . On going

Evidence Based Targeted Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions to Reduce Cholera in Hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wellcome Trust
  • Funder: Wellcome TrustProject code: 215674
  • Funded under: Vaccines Funder Contribution: 1,008,650 GBP
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Jul 2019
    End Date
    01 Jul 2021
Description
Effective targeted water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions are urgently needed to reduce cholera hotspots globally. Household members of cholera patients have been found to be at a 100 times higher risk of developing cholera infections than the general population during the one week period after the cholera patient presents at a health facility. In an effort to reduce cholera among this high risk population, our research group recently developed the Cholera-Hospital-Based-Intervention-for-7-Days, a targeted WASH intervention which promotes handwashing with soap and water treatment to cholera patients and their household members in a health facility s...
Description
Effective targeted water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions are urgently needed to reduce cholera hotspots globally. Household members of cholera patients have been found to be at a 100 times higher risk of developing cholera infections than the general population during the one week period after the cholera patient presents at a health facility. In an effort to reduce cholera among this high risk population, our research group recently developed the Cholera-Hospital-Based-Intervention-for-7-Days, a targeted WASH intervention which promotes handwashing with soap and water treatment to cholera patients and their household members in a health facility s...
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