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Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document (2nd edition)  >

Published: June 8, 2020

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. Find the living document here. Citation: Coultas, M. and Iyer, R. with Myers, J. (2020) […]

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Beyond Raising Awareness: Promoting Handwashing in Nepal Amid the COVID-19 Crisis  >

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 […]

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Inequalities in access to water and soap matter for the COVID-19 response in sub-Saharan Africa  >

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 […]

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‘How to’ Brief: Communicating for Hand Hygiene during COVID-19  >

Published: May 20, 2020

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.

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Key Recommendations on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Measures in Healthcare Facilities  >

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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CAWST Guide: How to build a foot-pump handwashing station  >

Published: April 28, 2020

This guide by CAWST provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a foot-pump handwashing station.

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CAWST Soap Making Fact Sheet  >

Published: April 28, 2020

This fact sheet developed by CAWST describes the history of soap, how it’s made, and the two processes for making soap. This fact sheet is available in English, Spanish, and French.

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Somalia National Contingency Plan for Preparedness and Response to Covid-19  >

Published: April 24, 2020

This contingency plan developed by the Federal Ministry of Health and its support partners is based on findings of a risk assessment and WHO advice.

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Note d`orientation stratégique pour la réponse WASH au Covid19 – Cluster EHA RDC  >

Published: April 24, 2020

L’objectif du présent document est de fournir des orientations claires et concrètes qui permettront aux acteurs du cluster WASH de la conduite à tenir pour une intervention WASH efficace face à l’épidémie de COVID 19 en RDC.

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Note d’orientation sur le Covid19 – Cluster EHA RCA – Avril 2020  >

Published: April 24, 2020

Cette note d’orientation stratégique dynamique est élaborée afin d’accompagner les acteurs dans la réponse sectorielle WASH face au COVID-19. Elle met en exergue les principales activités à mettre en œuvre dans le cadre d’une réponse cohérente et coordonnée avec les autres parties.

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