Surprise Soap

Julie Watson

Surprise Soap is a soap bar with a surprise in the middle to encourage children to wash their hands.

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Product description Brand name and product description

Surprise Soap is a soap bar that has a toy embedded in the middle of the soap bar to encourage children to wash their hands. Surprise Soap was made specifically for a pilot hygiene study in Iraq. As of 2020, the researchers are currently setting up two larger trials to test the soaps in Sudan and Somalia and exploring different manufacturing options and pre-existing suppliers.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Humanitarian relief zones in Iraq and soon to Sudan and Somalia

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Children hoping to learn better handwashing practices.

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