The state of hygiene in Southern Africa

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Good hygiene practice is central to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (clean water and sanitation for all), as well as other development goals including health, nutrition and education.

The State of Hygiene in Southern Africa study was commissioned to gather evidence regarding the status of hygiene practice in the region, as well as the enabling environment and institutional arrangements for the promotion of hygiene behavior change.

The study includes statistics on sanitation access, handwashing and menstrual hygiene management from across the region, and concludes by identifying the key barriers to progress on hygiene.