Updated Oct 05, 2020

Cholera Hospital-Based Intervention for 7 days (CHoBI-7)

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Known as the Cholera Hospital-Based Intervention for 7 days (CHoBI7) mHealth program, health workers provide information, chlorine tablets, a bottle of soapy water, a handwashing station, a safe water vessel, and weekly voice and text messages to reinforce proper hygiene and water treatment behaviors. The program currently costs just $2 per diarrhea episode averted, and is expected to result in...
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Known as the Cholera Hospital-Based Intervention for 7 days (CHoBI7) mHealth program, health workers provide information, chlorine tablets, a bottle of soapy water, a handwashing station, a safe water vessel, and weekly voice and text messages to reinforce proper hygiene and water treatment behaviors. The program currently costs just $2 per diarrhea episode averted, and is expected to result in future savings as fewer patients will need hospital-based care. The government of Bangladesh is interested in scaling the program, but necessary adaptations must first be rigorously tested to ensure they are effective. With support from Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), Johns Hopkins is conducting a randomized controlled trial to test a scalable version of the CHoBI7 program that examines two significant questions of interest to the government’s plans: “How large are impacts when beneficiaries receive chlorine tablets and soapy water for free, but must purchase and build the other materials themselves?” and “What is the program’s effectiveness in rural areas?”
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Building on a 2015 DIV grant that tested an earlier version of the CHoBI7 model, this study will evaluate the ability of the modified CHoBI7 mHealth intervention to lead to sustained uptake of promoted handwashing and water treatment behaviors and sustained reduction in diarrheal disease over time. The government of Bangladesh is closely engaged in the research and results from this evaluation will directly inform the program’s transition to scale.
Registered in Indiain India

Focus Areas:

Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Infectious & Vector Diseases and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Infectious & Vector Diseases, Resilience, Social and Behavior Change and Monitoring & EvaluationSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Bangladesh and India

Bangladesh and IndiaSEE LESS

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Problem

Diarrhea causes 1.3 million deaths per year, in part due to lack of proper handwashing with soap and water treatment. Johns Hopkins University developed an intervention that has been proven to reduce diarrhea prevalence among a particularly high-risk group: the households of people who were hospitalized with diarrhea in urban areas of Bangladesh.

Milestone

Sep 2020
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$1,500,000
TITLETesting a Scalable Model of a Diarrhea Intervention in Bangladesh
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Implemented InBangladesh
Sep 2020
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh
Date Unknown
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India