Rinse-free hand wash for reducing absenteeism among school- and preschool-aged children

  1. To assess the effectiveness of rinse-free hand washing for reducing absenteeism due to illness in preschool and school-aged children compared to no hand washing, conventional hand washing with soap and water or other hand hygiene strategies.
  2. To determine which rinse-free hand washing products are the most effective (if head-to-head comparisons exist) and what effect additional strategies in combination with rinse-free hand washing have on the outcomes of interest.

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