Skip to main content

Wash'Em
Wash'Em
136 members
26 questions
29 posts

Wash'Em is a process for rapidly designing evidence-based and context-adapted handwashing behaviour change programmes in emergencies.

Discussion
Pinned
Wash'Em TrainingWash'Em
Marike Kuyper
Global Learning Advisor

Getting Started with KnowledgePoint

Discussion
Pinned
Wash'Em TrainingWash'Em
Marike Kuyper
Global Learning Advisor

Register for this upcoming webinar in May!

 

Best practices for the integration and implementation of Wash’Em recommendations

Tuesday, May 24 2 p.m. BST (UTC + 1)

Learn best practices in how to integrate Wash’Em recommendations into new or existing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) or humanitarian programs. Register now.

More Upcoming webinars: Click here for details. 

Tarantulas on a Plane (2022)

Next week I travel to Sudan [inshallah] to support the Norwegian Refugee Council run a five day Wash'Em training workshop. I am taking with me a tarantula! Don't worry, it's not real. It will be my prop as we explore our perceived threshold levels of risk. How long would you have the tarantula sit on your hand if I told you it was harmless, but could still bite? How about if I told you it was venomous, but that I had the venom serum with me? And what about if I told you there was no antidote for miles around?

Studying disease perception in the lead up to traveling made me realise my level of perceived risk to COVID is not simply based on the likelihood of contracting the virus or its physical effects. I need a negative PCR test to get on the plane. This has meant that during the last week I have hidden myself away to reduce my risk of being in contact with COVID. As we explore disease perception as part of the Wash'Em training we will look at how our own behaviour varies in relation to risks that go beyond health outcomes.

Will the tarantula and I make it to Sudan? Follow my daily updates to find out! Now hang on, where did I put that tarantula...?

Marike Kuyper
Global Learning Advisor

This varies based on the Rapid Assessment Tool, the data collection format (e.g. whether the data is coming from group discussions or individuals), and the amount of data collected. In general the software will look for the most common response. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be relevant to more than 50% of the population. However sometimes there is no most common response. Often this is because there is too little data to identify a pattern, or because the circumstances within your population may vary a lot. In the latest version of the software you will be notified if the software can’t find a clear pattern. In this case you will be asked to either go out and collect additional data or use your understanding of the context to indicate which is the most common.