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:
- Improving education and awareness of handwashing with soap, identifying the benefits of using soap, understanding of proper handwashing techniques, and critical times for handwashing;
- Behaviour change, resulting in and sustaining the increase of good practice of handwashing with soap, using proper techniques and at critical times; and
- Health impact where the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections is reduced, improving children’s health and mitigating the risk of preventable child deaths.