Robert Dreibelbis is a Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Anthropology and Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences. In honor of Global Handwashing Day (October 15th), Dreibelbis shares with Global Waters Radio his experiences with a handwashing behavior change pilot project in Bangladesh that delivered promising results obtained using subconscious environmental cues called “nudging.” Without the use of additional handwashing education interventions, the nudge-based intervention implemented by Dreibelbis and his team increased handwashing among school children by
72 percent during the trial period. This podcast was originally published in October 2016.
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For more information on the research discussed in this Global Waters Radio podcast:
- Global Handwashing Day
- “Behavior Change Without Behavior Change Communication: Nudging Handwashing Among Primary School Students in Bangladesh”
- University of Oklahoma School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
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