Research Brief : Evaluation of a Faith-Based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene intervention

Faith-based programmes are believed to be potential for promoting behavior change and attribute to improved health and were successful to improve general health maintenance, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, weight, and cardiovascular health but have been unheeded to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) status.

Our study demonstrated improvement in knowledge and practices among intervention communities compared to control, suggesting that faith-based approach to be effective for delivering WASH messages to improve handwashing practices and child feces management. This is the first study focused on the Islamic faith-based approach to design and promote WASH interventions, which could be further tested as part of a broader intervention.

  • Research Brief: Faith Base WASH Intervention  Pdf (156 kb)
  • Report (Draft): Evaluation of a Faith Based Behavior Change Intervention in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal (Pdf, 1.825kb)