Trent, Mallory

School of Public Health

MSPH

Liberia

A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of Water Filter Intervention

Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age globally, causing an estimated 800,000 deaths annually. Previous studies have identified lack of caregiver hand washing with soap and treatment of household drinking water, poor water storage practices, and lack of caregiver knowledge of diarrhea prevention as important risk factors for diarrheal disease in pediatric populations. In a previous randomized controlled trial conducted in Cochamba, Bolivia we found that a household-level hollow fiber filter when combined with behavior change communication (BCC) on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) lead to a significant reduction in pediatric diarrheal disease in children less than 5 years of age. We currently are conducting a second randomized controlled of this WASH intervention in Liberia where a 100,000 of these household-level hollow fiber filters will be delivered over the next year to evaluate reductions in pediatric diarrhea associated with the implementation of this program.

Global Health Mentor/PI: Christine Marie George, PhD

People

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...
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