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.
This action toolkit provides guidance on what businesses can do immediately and in the longer term to raise awareness of and access to handwashing and other preventative measures. Government leadership is crucial, but companies and civil society organizations also have a vital role in working […]
This document provides an overview of available handwashing station designs for policy makers, implementers and procurement officers. It places special importance on local manufacturing and procurement and complements existing technical and programmatic guidance on WASH and COVID-19. It was jointly developed in the context of […]
On May 7, 2020 at 8am EDT (12pm UTC), the Global Handwashing Partnership and Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) hosted the webinar highlighting the importance of access to hand hygiene facilities and practical actions that can be taken in […]
Rita Momoh is a registered nurse and midwife with Wellbeing Foundation in Abuja, Nigeria. She graduated with her nursing degree from Adamawa State College in northeast Nigeria and began her nursing practice at an orthopedic hospital in Jos, Nigeria. Rita practiced as a nurse before […]
This case study was originally posted on WHO’s website Sania, a midwife in a governmental hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan vividly remembers the first time she met her patient Razia, a 25-year-old women expecting her second child. “Razia was terrified and instantly broke into tears as […]
COVID-19 is a reminder of the critical role of hand hygiene in preventing diseases and improving health outcomes. As the first hands to touch a newborn baby, midwives protect the lives of mothers, their children, and their communities. In Lagos, Nigeria, a team of midwives […]
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.