The importance of handwashing in northern Nigeria for fruits sellers and hawkers

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Key documents for the sub-category on hand washing

The most important part of sustainable WASH activities is regular hand washing, wish be made a habit. In northern Nigeria most fruits sellers and hawkers are yet to comply with the idea of washing raw fruits and always go along with a water jug to wash such fruits like dates, carrots, garden egg, and other exotic fruits, these unhygienic practices has leads to widespread wash related disease all over. But we gradually highlighting the importance of hand washing to such groups.
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Re: Key documents for the sub-category on hand washing

What part of Nigeria are you working and what's the impact so far?
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Katsina and Kano states, the impact of hand washing is drastically changing the attitude of raw fruits sellers in the area, as most of these people now carries water container for washing the fruits before selling.
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Re: Key documents for the sub-category on hand washing

Hello,
Although you are looking for handwashing for fruits sellers and hawkers, here are some similar papers on food from Malawi:
1.) Lazaro, J., Kapute, F. and Holm, R. H. Food safety policies and practices in public spaces: The urban water, sanitation, and hygiene environment for fresh fish sold from individual vendors in Mzuzu, Malawi. Food Science & Nutrition, 2019, 7, pages 2986–2994.. DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.1155 onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/fsn3.1155

2.) Holm, R., Mwangende, J., Tembo, M. and Singini, W. Bacteriological quality of fresh produce and link to water and sanitation service access from informal markets in Mzuzu, Malawi. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2017, 19, pages 2487–2497. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-016-9867-7 link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-016-9867-7

Rochelle Holm, Ph.D., PMP
Mzuzu University
Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation
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