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“Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19” Course  >

Published: March 24, 2020

In this course, world class experts will explain the theory behind COVID-19 analyses and its spread. You will learn how to interpret new information using core principles of public health, epidemiology, medicine, health economics, and social science. The course material is being updated in real […]

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WHO COVID-19 Myth Busters  >

Published: March 24, 2020

There are several misconceptions about COVID-19 transmission. The WHO shares myth busters on their page here, including: COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates; Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus; Taking a hot bath does not prevent […]

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Handwashing and Coronavirus Fact Sheet  >

Published: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The disease can spread from person to person contact, both through direct contact with an infected person or through contact with surfaces […]

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Everything you need to know about washing your hands to protect against coronavirus (COVID-19)  >

Published: March 17, 2020

By: UNICEF GHP partner, UNICEF, developed an easy-to-use fact sheet that answers frequently asked questions around handwashing and coronavirus. Read it here.  

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Wash’Em Coronavirus Brief  >

Published: March 10, 2020

This guide gives you practical tips to encourage community-level handwashing behavior to control and prevent the spread of coronavirus. The guide is currently available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Bangla, and Portugese. Find other Wash’Em COVID-19 resources here.

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COVID-19 Live Q&A  >

Published: March 6, 2020

Experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shared findings and answered questions on COVID-19 in a live broadcast Q&A session. View the live Q&A session here. The London School also has a dedicated COVID-19 page with the latest research and updates here. […]

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WHO WASH for COVID-19 Technical Brief  >

Published: March 5, 2020

This Technical Brief supplements existing IPC documents by referring to and summarizing WHO guidance on water, sanitation and health care waste which is relevant for viruses, including coronaviruses. WHO has also published a number of technical guidance documents on specific topics, including infection prevention and […]

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CDC COVID-19 Preventative Measures Poster  >

Published: March 3, 2020

This poster provides the steps to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Preventative steps include avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.

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The Importance of Handwashing (Infographic)  >

Published: February 28, 2020

Did you know that just 1cm of your hand holds 1500 bacteria? Yet, a 2015 study of handwashing in 54 countries found that on average, only 38.7% of households practiced handwashing with soap. Not washing your hands properly throughout the day is one of the […]

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WHO Handwashing Graphics for COVID-19  >

Published: February 25, 2020

When it comes to preventing the spread of viral infections, like coronavirus, top public health professionals have advised handwashing with soap as a first-line defense. These graphics developed by the WHO can be shared on social media. The WHO has developed additional guidance on basic […]

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