Benjamin-Chung et al.’s paper, “Scaling Up a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program in Rural Bangladesh: The Role of Program Implementation” (2017) evaluates the effectiveness of UNICEF’s Sanitation Hygiene Education and Water Supply in Bangladesh (SHEWA-B) in improving health behavior and access to sanitation infrastructure. SHEWA-B sends hygiene promotors to households in vulnerable areas to preach 6 key messages of hygienic practices ranging from washing hands with soap and water before/after handling food or defecating to using hygienic latrines. The authors surveyed the hygienic promoters and evaluated the households targeted by SHEWA-B to determine the effectiveness of the program. The authors concluded the SHEWA-B program did not fulfill the program’s objectives. Further work is needed to improve the implementation of this program.

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