HANDWASHING + SOAP = SAVED LIVES. If it’s simple in theory, why is it so hard to practice?
The purpose of the Regional WASH Innovation Challenge will be to identify innovative solutions to promote handwashing with soap that can be implemented to scale in the South Asia region. The promotion will focus on:
In recognition of the significant role played by mothers and other care givers in South Asia, the main objective of the Challenge will be to promote handwashing with soap by mothers and care givers before preparing food, before feeding babies and children, after defecation and after changing baby nappies.
The resulting outcomes will be the improvements in the health and nutritional status of children and their families and empowerment of mothers and care givers to have control over the health of the children in their care.
The challenge will drive towards:
This challenge is open to applicants from all countries in South Asia and there is a $5,000 prize for each of the three categories. Full details and applications can be made through the following links:
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The closing date is September 10th so please join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit our website. But most importantly help us spread the word about this important challenge so that we can solve the equation and save more lives through improved handwashing.
The final of the challenge will be October 22nd 2018. Participants are encouraged from start-ups, small NGOs, university students, communication agencies, and developers’ communities.