Interdisciplinary research between psychology, health sciences and education has resulted in the co-creation of ‘A Germ’s Journey’; a handwashing resource-based intervention comprising books, web games, videos and posters. The resources are utilised globally across Africa, Asia and Europe.
A Germ’s Journey’ has led to improvements in handwashing behaviour in children, enhanced knowledge of microorganism transfer in children, and reduced diarrhoea and vomiting associated with poor hygiene. Most recently, these resources have been developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic for schools, hospitals and also those living with dementia within a care home setting.
This webinar will give an over of the project, freely available resources and associated research outcomes.