Published: March 15, 2022
This brief explores WaterAid’s at-scale implementation and lessons learned from hygiene response to COVID-19. It includes key COVID-19 and behavior change principles to follow when implementing hygiene programs. The brief is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Published: October 1, 2021
This concept note provides the rationale and strategies to support ODF communities in upgrading household and institutional sanitation to achieve ‘hygienic’ status in Bobonaro Municipality.
Published: October 1, 2021
This sub-strategy sets out a framework for creating and sustaining a culture of handwashing with soap at critical moments through collaborative efforts between a multi-sectoral cast of governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders. The strategy highlights three main areas of action: 1) Creation of demand for handwashing […]
Published: August 17, 2021
This fact sheet explains the research and rationale behind this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme, “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together!” Use the evidence provided to take action this Global Handwashing Day!
Published: March 31, 2021
This brief provides suggestions for crisis planning and risk communication particular to hand hygiene and related issues for COVID-19. It also suggests some ways to accelerate your planning to shape effective behavior change initiatives and offers some tips particular to crisis communication.
Published: January 12, 2021
This compendium is a living document which will be updated regularly as learning emerges. It has been developed and disseminated quickly so immediate, relevant and timely actions can be taken. The compendium is available in Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese. Find the living document here. […]
Published: October 21, 2020
Workplaces, particularly those that employ migrant workers and those in the informal economy, have taken centre stage in the containment of the COVID-19 virus. Through this policy brief, the International Labour Organization emphasizes that safe and healthy working conditions are fundamental to decent work and […]
Published: June 1, 2020
This report proposes a simple framework for policy actions to effectively promote handwashing in Nepal amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Raising awareness about proper handwashing is the cheapest, easiest and most important way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but it is far from sufficient […]
Published: May 27, 2020
Citation: Jiwani, S.S., Antiporta, D.A. (2020). Inequalities in access to water and soap matter for the COVID-19 response in sub-Saharan Africa. Int J Equity Health, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01199-z Abstract (excerpt): The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly since the first case notification of the WHO in December […]
Published: April 30, 2020
Existing recommendations on water, sanitation and hygiene measures in healthcare facilities are important to provide adequate patient care and protect both patients and staff. This guidance document by PAHO provides key recommendations and messages for WASH in healthcare facilities for COVID-19 and beyond.
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