Periodic Overview of Handwashing Literature: Summary of selected peer-reviewed and grey literature published July – December 2013. The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW)
PPPHW aims to publish overviews of handwashing literature twice a year that provide practical guidance for implementers. We compiled peer-reviewed and grey literature publications (including e-publications and ahead-of-time publications) between July through December 2013.
From these, we selected relevant articles which allowed for practical guidance for implementation. We excluded most publications from high income and/or medical facility based settings. No single study is universally applicable. We strongly recommend considering the context of the study when interpreting results.