Spotlight on handwashing in rural India

The four fold objectives of this study are to:

• Understand the level of awareness about hand hygiene, including a) critical times for handwashing; b) appropriate way to clean hands; c) importance of handwashing, and d) handwashing messages and their sources

• Ascertain access to hand hygiene facilities at the household level, with a focus on a) presence of a designated place to wash hands; and b) presence of water and soap at the designated place

• Explore hand hygiene practices at the individual and household level, including a) occasions when the individual washed hands with soap and water; and