Evaluate the Effect of Planet Water Foundation's Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Intervention
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.
|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|
- 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 ]
- 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 ]
|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)|
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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|Contact: Shriniwas Indapurkarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|BAIF Development Research Foundation||Recruiting|
|Pune, India, 411058|
|Contact: Manibhai Desai Nagar 912025231661 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Ashish Joshi, MD, PhD, MPH||University of Nebraska|