Knowledge and practices of hand washing among mothers of children under-five years in tegeres sub-county, kapchorwa district
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: Hand washing among mothers of children under-five years at critical moments is low and most Ugandans are still susceptible to diarrheal and acute respiratory diseases. This is mainly among mothers of children under-five years because they always take care of the children several times Poor hand washing also makes hands a major pathway through which fecal-oral diseases are transmitted. The Ugandan government recommends hand washing among mothers to control diarrheal diseases among children under-five years. However, only 37% and 58% in the rural and urban population practice hand washing in Uganda.