WASH in Emergencies Problem Exploration Report: Handwashing

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Handwashing practices prove to be an effective and easy way of ensuring the health of populations affected by emergencies and humanitarian crieses. However, access and implementation of appropriate handwashing technologies act as barriers in emergencies. Three areas of exploration that would improve accessibility of handwashing techniques in emergencies include: improving links between practitioners and developers of handwashing technologies, developing adaptable handwash station infrastructure, and identifying clear drivers to promote handwashing practice and maintenance of facilities.