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What can be done to improve hygiene programming in Humanitarian Emergencies?

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The Environmental Health Group has recently embarked on a new project with Action Against Hunger (ACF) and the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) to improve the way hygiene programs are designed in humanitarian crises.

At LSHTM this work is being led by Sian White  we spoke with…

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We want to hear about your toilet innovations

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We want to hear about your toilet innovations!
Inadequate sanitation in rapidly growing informal settlements is a pressing environmental health problem and an opportunity for business. A range of possible solutions exist, in various stages of development, but they are not well disseminated or evaluated. As part of a DIFD…

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What barriers do disabled people face when accessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene?

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What barriers do disabled people face when accessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene?
Sian White and Adam Biran from the Environmental Health Group have recently worked with others to publish an article in PLoS ONE which is entitled: A Qualitative Study of Barriers to Accessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Disabled…

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Using oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc for the management of childhood diarrhoea – Learning about what really happens at home.

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Using oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc for the management of childhood diarrhoea:           Learning about what really happens at home. 
Katie Greenland and Val Curtis from the Environmental Health Group have recently worked with others to publish an article entitled: Theory-based formative research on oral rehydration salts and…

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Can Gossip Change Nutrition behaviour?

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Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour?
Three members of the Environmental health Group, Sian White, Wolf-Peter Schmidt and Val Curtis, have recently worked with other collaborators to publish a paper on a unique nutrition behaviour change trial in Indonesia. The article was published recently in the Journal of Tropical Medicine…

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TEDx talk highlights the work of the EHG

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TEDx talk highlights the work of the EHG
LSHTM recently held a TEDx event and one of the key speakers was Dr Val Curtis of the Environmental Health Group.

Watch Val’s full talk below:

In her talk Val discusses the role of behaviour settings. Which she describes as a…

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Is our definition of improved sanitation correct?

Is our definition of improved sanitation correct?
New research from the EHG both supports and challenges the current definition. 
Oliver Cuming from the Environmental Health Group have recently published a paper which put to the test some of the core tenants of the definition of improved sanitation. The article was…

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Global Handwashing Day Event

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Global Handwashing Day Event
A reminder that handwashing is as critical now as it as ever been!
On the October 14, the eve of  Global Handwashing Day (October 15th), academics, students and practitioners came together to celebrate one of the world’s most cost effective public health interventions – handwashing.

The…

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SuperAmma featured in a blog about Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions

Stanford University’s SPARQ website has recently featured the SuperAmma trial as an example of a great of a social psycological insight that can help solve a pressing real world problem – the reduction of diarrhoea, the world’s second leading cause of childhood mortality.

The Center for Social Psychological Answers…

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Creativity in Behaviour Change

Creativity in Behaviour Change 
– A day of learning, sharing and creating as part of LSHTM’s annual symposium – 

Just about every public health problem requires a change in behaviour. Designing innovative toilets is no good if people will not use them. Developing new drugs is money wasted if you cannot…

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