Handwashing Behavior Change at Scale : Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Vietnam

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Chase, Claire
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Do, Quy-Toan
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2013-01-02T22:08:10Z
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2013-01-02T22:08:10Z
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2012-09
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Handwashing with soap, which has been shown to reduce diarrhea in young children by as much as 48 percent, is frequently mentioned as one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to save children's lives. Yet rates of handwashing remain very low throughout the world. Handwashing with soap campaigns are de rigueur in developing countries, but little is known about their effectiveness. Few have been rigorously evaluated, and none on a large-scale. This paper evaluates a large-scale handwashing campaign in three provinces of Vietnam in 2010. Exposure to the campaign resulted in a slight increase in the availability of handwashing materials in the household, and caregivers in the treatment group were more likely to report washing hands at some of the times emphasized by the campaign. However, observed handwashing with soap at these times is low, and there isn't any difference between the treatment and control groups. As a result, no impact on health or productivity is found. These results suggest that even under seemingly optimal conditions, where knowledge and access to soap and water are not main constraints, behavior change campaigns that take place on a large scale face tradeoffs in terms of intensity and effectiveness.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12056
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper; No. 6207
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION
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ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
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ANEMIA
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APPROPRIATE INCENTIVES
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AVIAN INFLUENZA
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BABY
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BEHAVIOR CHANGE
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BREASTFEEDING
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BULLETIN
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CAPACITY BUILDING
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CARE FOR CHILDREN
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CAREGIVERS
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CHILD DEATHS
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT
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CHILD HEALTH
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CHILD MORTALITY
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CHILD MORTALITY RATES
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CHILD NUTRITION
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CHILD SURVIVAL
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CLEANLINESS
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COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN
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COOKING
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DEFECATION
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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DIARRHEA
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DIARRHEAL DISEASES
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DIARRHOEA
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DISEASE
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DISEASE BURDEN
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DISEASE PREVENTION
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DRINKING WATER
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
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ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION
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EPIDEMIOLOGY
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ETHNIC GROUP
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ETHNIC GROUPS
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FAMILY MEMBERS
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FEMALES
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FEVER
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FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS
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FOOD PREPARATION
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GAUGE
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GENDER NORMS
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GERM THEORY
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GERMS
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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
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HAND WASHING
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HANDS WITH SOAP
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HANDWASHING
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HEALTH EDUCATION
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HEALTH FACILITIES
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HEALTH INDICATORS
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HEALTH MESSAGES
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HEALTH OUTCOMES
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HEALTH WORKERS
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HIV/AIDS
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HOME VISITS
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HOUSEHOLD ASSETS
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HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
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HYGIENE
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HYGIENE BEHAVIOR
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HYGIENE BEHAVIOUR
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HYGIENE EDUCATION
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HYGIENE PRACTICES
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HYGIENE PROMOTION
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HYGIENE PROMOTION PROGRAM
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ILLNESS
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IMPACT ON HEALTH
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IMPAIRMENTS
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INFANT
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INFECTION
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INFECTIONS
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INFLUENZA
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
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INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
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INTERVENTION
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LIVING CONDITIONS
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LOCAL CAPACITY
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LOCAL TELEVISION
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MALARIA
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MALNUTRITION
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MARKETING
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MASS MEDIA
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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MINISTRY OF HEALTH
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MINORITY
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MORBIDITY
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MORTALITY
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MOTHER
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NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
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NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
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NATIONAL LEVEL
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NAUSEA
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NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS
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NUTRITION
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PATHOGENS
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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER
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POOR HYGIENE
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POPULATION ESTIMATES
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POPULATION SIZE
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POSTERS
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PRACTITIONERS
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PRETESTING
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PREVALENCE
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PREVENTABLE DISEASES
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PRIMARY CAREGIVERS
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PROGRESS
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PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
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PSYCHOLOGY
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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QUALITY CONTROL
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RADIO
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL POPULATION
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RURAL WATER SUPPLY
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SAFE DRINKING WATER
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SAFE WATER
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SANITATION
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SANITATION FACILITIES
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SEX
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SEXUALITY
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SOAP
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL SCIENCE
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SOCIAL SCIENCES
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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SYMPTOMS
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TELEVISION
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TOUCH
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TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE
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TREATMENT
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TROPICAL MEDICINE
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TUBERCULOSIS
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TV
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UNION MEMBERS
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URBAN AREAS
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VACCINE
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VOMITING
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WASH HANDS WITH SOAP
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WASHING HANDS
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WATER SOURCE
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WATER TREATMENT
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WORKERS
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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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YOUNG CHILDREN
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Microdata Set
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Handwashing Behavior Change at Scale : Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Vietnam
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Jobs
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2012-09-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/09/16763010/handwashing-behavior-change-scale-evidence-randomized-evaluation-vietnam
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Trade and Competitiveness
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Water
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
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10.1596/1813-9450-6207
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000158349_20120924142953
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16763010
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WPS6207
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/09/24/000158349_20120924142953/Rendered/PDF/wps6207.pdf
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East Asia and Pacific
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Vietnam
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http://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/catalog/1242
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Water, sanitation and flood protection
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Rural services and infrastructure
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Rural development
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Human development
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Child health
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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Food and Beverage Industry
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Disease Control and Prevention
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Hygiene Promotion and Social Marketing
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Industry
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