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Timor-Leste Hygienic Initiative Concept Note  >

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.

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Rwanda National Handwashing Sub-Strategy, 2019 – 2024  >

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 […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2021 Fact Sheet  >

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!

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

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.

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Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document (3rd edition)  >

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. […]

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Hand hygiene at the workplace: an essential occupational safety and health prevention and control measure against COVID-19  >

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 […]

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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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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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