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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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