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Technical WASH Guidance for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response  >

Published: April 6, 2020

This technical brief from UNHCR provides suggested activities for COVID-19 response among refugee settings.

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Understanding hygiene promotion in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak  >

Published: April 3, 2020

This note developed by UNICEF provides guidance on which aspects to consider when planning and implementing a hygiene promotion campaign as part of a broader risk communication and community engagement strategy. It is not meant to provide a comprehensive guide to designing a behaviour change campaign, […]

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WASH and infection prevention and control in health-care facilities  >

Published: April 1, 2020

This guidance note developed by UNICEF helps WASH staff in their preparedness and response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It provides an overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and its intersection with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). It also provides key actions that staff can […]

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WASH and infection prevention and control in households and public spaces  >

Published: April 1, 2020

This guidance note developed by UNICEF explains how the WASH sector can implement infection prevention and control measures in households and community settings. It focuses on reducing the exposure to the disease in vulnerable community settings and public spaces, and the transmission of the disease in home and […]

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WASH and infection prevention and control measures in schools  >

Published: April 1, 2020

This guidance note developed by UNICEF is intended to help WASH staff in their preparedness and response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It provides an overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and its intersection with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and how staff can […]

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Interim recommendations on obligatory hand hygiene against transmission of COVID-19  >

Published: April 1, 2020

Current evidence indicates that the COVID-19 virus is transmitted through respiratory droplets or contact.  Contact transmission occurs when contaminated hands touch the mucosa of the mouth, nose, or eyes; the virus can also be transferred from one surface to another by contaminated hands, which facilitates […]

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National WASH Cluster Iraq COVID-19 Response Guidance Note  >

Published: March 30, 2020

This guidance note was developed by WASH Cluster Iraq. It provides preventative and response technical guidance to facilitate effective and timely response to COVID-19 in Iraq, especially among conflict-affected populations.

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COVID-19 Emergency Response Hygiene Programming Guidance Note  >

Published: March 13, 2020

This note developed by UNICEF provides guidance on planning and implementation considerations for hygiene promotion campaigns as part of the COVID-19 response.  

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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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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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