No germs on me: a social marketing campaign to promote hand-washing with soap in remote Australian Aboriginal communities

Elizabeth McDonald, Nicola Slavin, Ross Stewart Bailie, Shobben

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    Abstract

    A social marketing campaign promoting hand-washing with soap was implemented to reduce the high burden of infection experienced by Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities. Epidemiological evidence of effect and other evidence were used to identify the hygiene intervention and health promotion approach for the project. We drew on the findings of: (i) a systematic literature review to identify the intervention for which there is strong effect in similar populations and contexts; and (ii) a narrative literature review to determine our health promotion approach. This process provided practitioners with confidence and understanding so they could address a complex problem in a politically and otherwise sensitive context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)62-65
    Number of pages4
    JournalGlobal Health Promotion
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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