Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

This is an article accompanied by an infographic for understanding and influencing the range of factors that can influence behaviors and practices. The infographic is based on learning from practical social norm influencing workshops with young people designing campaigns to end sexist violence in LAC, and from an Oxfam discussion paper. Here the authors apply the diagram to a practical example of handwashing.

Wadata means “prosperity” in Hausa, and represents the vision of collaborating with individuals, households, communities and government as co-creators to generate growth. 

The Monday Campaigns is a non-profit public health initiative associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities that dedicates the first day of every week to health. Every Monday, individuals and the private sector join together to commit to the healthy behaviors that can help end chronic preventable diseases.

Since 2015, Liberia has been rebuilding the country’s health system, which was devastated by a civil war that ended in 2003 and again by the Ebola epidemic that ended in 2015. But improvements in the remote clinics are a ways off.

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