How to address cultural behaviors in planning and implementing hygiene promotion programs in emergency contexts

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Despite the time constraint and difficulties that characterize every emergency situation, every humanitarian response that wants to enhance people’s access to water and sanitation must include Hygiene Promotion. Hygiene Promotion is the planned, systematic attempt to enable people to take action to prevent or mitigate water, sanitation, and hygiene related diseases and provides a practical way to facilitate community participation and accountability in emergencies (definition from the WASH cluster)