HIP Project Briefs

Research and Information briefs produced by HIP.

FileResearch Brief: Case Studies in Microfinance in Peru

This brief examines two promising project activities in the micro-finance sector under the Creating Sanitation Market Initiative (CSMI), a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank in Peru: 1) in Cusco, activities with the Caja Municipal de Ahorro y Crédito del Cusco (CMAC Cusco) a Municipal Savings and Loan Fund owned by the municipal government of Cusco; and 2) In Cajamarca activities to establish Village Banks that administer loans for household sanitation improvements. Prepared with support form HIP, a CSMI partner. Nov. 2010.

Peru Case Study Brief Nov. 2010.pdf  (236.5 kB)

FileNepal Country Brief: Promoting Household Water Treatment and Hygiene. June 2009

This brief highlights the approach, accomplishments, and challenges of the Nepal Hygiene Improvement Project, which promoted better hygiene practices, including safe treatment and storage of drinking water and handwashing with soap, in four pilot districts in Nepal. The project was supported by the USAID Hygiene Improvement Project from 2006-2008 in collaboration with UNICEF and the Nepal Department of Water Supply and Sewerage.

Nepal Country Brief June 2009.pdf  (236.8 kB)

FileSmall Doable WASH Actions for HIV/AIDS Programs in Ethiopia. May 2009

This HIP brief summarizes trials of improved practices (TIPs) research conducted in Ethiopia to develop simple, feasible actions for use by home-based care workers for diarrhea and water management in households affected by HIV/AIDS.

Small Doable WASH Actions for HIV-AIDS Programs in Ethiopia - May 2009.pdf  (314.6 kB)

FileHand Washing Reduces Mortality Risk in Newborns. HIP Note to the Field. Sept. 2008

Summarizes a recent study in Nepal that examined the relationship between hand washing practices and neonatal deaths. Demonstrated the reduction in neonatal mortality from hand washing with soap by the birth attendant prior to delivery (19%) and hand washing by mothers before handling newborns (44%) compared with those who did not wash hands. Among newborns exposed to both birth attendant and maternal hand washing, the risk of death was 41% lower.

Hand washing reduces newborn mortality Sept. 08.pdf  (27.5 kB)

FileProgramming Guidance for Integrating Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Improvement into HIV/AIDS Programs to Reduce Diarrhea Morbidity May 2008

This expanded version of an earlier paper on integrating hygiene improvement into HIV/AIDS programming includes concrete guidance for implementers of HIV/AIDS care and support activities.

HIP_AEDcx.pdf  (468.5 kB)

FileConducting Trials of Improved Practices in Madagascar

This HIP research brief describes the application of the TIPs methodology in Madagascar to test the feasibility of households to use a set of improved practices or actions in the three hygiene behaviors that HIP supports to benefit family health.

Madagascar TIPs final December 2007.pdf  (337.5 kB)

FileHygiene Improvement and Avian Influenza

This HIP issue brief on Hygiene Improvement and Avian Influenza discusses challenges for prevention and control efforts and suggests options for integrating hygiene-related activities into avian influenza programs in resource-poor settings.

Avian Influenza and Hygiene May 2007.pdf  (101.8 kB)

FileIntegrating Hygiene Improvement into HIV/AIDS Programming to Reduce Diarrhea

The original version of HIP's issue brief on how to integrate discrete hygiene improvement activities into HIV/AIDS programming in different settings to help mitigate the impact of diarrhea on people living with HIV and AIDS. August 2006.

HIP HI and HIV-AIDS Integration August 2006.pdf  (343.1 kB)

FileBringing the Consumer to the Table Research Brief

Summarizes formative research trials of four point-of-use treatment methods--boiling, solar disinfection, colloidal silver filters, and chlorination--conducted among mothers in four districts in Nepal to access consumer preferences toward each of these methods.

HIP Research Brief May 2006.pdf  (1.6 MB)