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The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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2020 SA's hand hygiene strategy: the COVID-19 curve ball

In South Africa, the government's earliest response to COVID-19 prioritised the protection of specific population groups and spaces. Childre...

2014 Oral and hand hygiene behaviour and risk factors among in-school adolescents in four Southeast Asian countries

The aim of this study was to investigate oral and hand hygiene behaviour and risk factors among 13 to 15 year-old in-school adolescents in f...

2012 Hygiene behaviour and health attitudes in African countries

In African countries, the biggest killers of young children are respiratory infections and diarrhoeal disease, and both are preventable via ...

2010 Hygiene behaviour and associated factors among in-school adolescents in nine African countries

Background: This report examines hygiene behaviour and associated factors among 13-15 year old in-school adolescents in nine African countri...