Promoting sanitation and hygiene to rural households in Southern Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia: experiences of health extension workers and community health promoters

Working and discussion papers
April 2010
Seleshi Behailu, Getachew Redaie, Dereje Mamo, Desta Dimtse, Peter Newborne

This research study confirms that health extension workers (HEWs) and community health promoters (CHPs) in the Southern Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia are going about their work of informing households on improved sanitation and hygiene practices and are succeeding in persuading many households to change their behaviour. The system of health extension is working and making a contribution to improvement of life in rural communities. Key informants in the communities value the work of the HEWs and CHPs.

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