Evaluate the Effect of Planet Water Foundation's Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Intervention

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2013 by University of Nebraska
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Planet Water Foundation
BAIF Development Research Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ashish Joshi, MD, University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02015325
First received: December 9, 2013
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of the Planet Water Foundation's intervention to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene related illness for reducing absenteeism and diarrheal episodes among school children resulting in improvement of their learning performance and ultimately long term economic prosperity.


Condition Intervention
Diarrheal Episodes
Behavioral: Planet Water Foundation's Program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Assessing the Health Impact of Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education in the Developing World

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Further study details as provided by University of Nebraska:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • School absence due to diarrheal episodes [ Time Frame: Month 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of influenza or other respiratory illnesses [ Time Frame: Month 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number diarrheal episodes [ Time Frame: Month 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline children's WASH knowledge, attitudes, and practices at 4 months [ Time Frame: Baseline and Month 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Average academic score [ Time Frame: Year 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 828
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Control schools were included if they did not have any ongoing water and sanitation hygiene initiative.
Experimental: Planet Water Program Intervention
School were included that were receiving the Planet Water Foundation's Program (PWP) providing a school-based program focusing on three components: (a) access to safe water, (b) access to hand washing facilities, and (c) access to water-health and hygiene education. Children will have access to safe water in the schools provided through the use of an AquaTower, and a 4 week educational program.
Behavioral: Planet Water Foundation's Program
Planet Water Foundation's Program (PWP) provides a school-based program with an aim to improve health outcomes in children using three components: (a) access to safe water, (b) access to hand washing facilities, and (c) access to water-health and hygiene education. As part of the PWP, access to safe water is provided through the use of an AquaTower, which incorporates an Ultra Filtration (UF) system. WASH messaging is also posted around the AquaTower as derived from PWP's school-based four week Water-Health & Hygiene education program.

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children 6 to 12 years of age
  • Caregivers among the of the participating children in non-residential schools
  • Teachers of the children included in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

• Consent is not given

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02015325

Contacts
Contact: Shriniwas Indapurkar 012025231662 shriniwasindra@rediffmail.com

Locations
India
BAIF Development Research Foundation Recruiting
Pune, India, 411058
Contact: Manibhai Desai Nagar    912025231661    baif@baif.org.in   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Planet Water Foundation
BAIF Development Research Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ashish Joshi, MD, PhD, MPH University of Nebraska
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Ashish Joshi, MD, Director and Assistant Professor, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02015325     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IEC-BAIF/001
Study First Received: December 9, 2013
Last Updated: December 18, 2013
Health Authority: India: Indian Council of Medical Research

Keywords provided by University of Nebraska:
Water
Sanitation
Hygiene
Education
Evaluation

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 30, 2014