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 […]
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 […]
Source: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Background While modelling predictions1 suggest that uncontrolled or even partially mitigated COVID-19 epidemics in high-income countries could lead to substantial excess mortality, the virus’ impact on people living in low-income settings or affected by humanitarian crises could […]
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.
This Multi-Sector Humanitarian Country Plan outlines preparedness and response efforts that complement the health response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This Multi-Sector Plan extracts the emergency humanitarian elements of the WHO Phase 2 plan with regard to health, but also looks more widely to include activities […]
This document developed by the WASH Cluster frames the WASH preparedness plan to reduce the risk of Covid-19 and to introduce standard activities to respond. The Covid-19 Prepardeness and Response Plan is within the broader WASH humanitarian response in South Sudan.
Citation: Kiesha Prem, Yang Liu, Timothy W Russell, Adam J Kucharski, Rosalind M Eggo, Nicholas Davies, Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Working Group, Mark Jit, Petra Klepac. The effect of control strategies to reduce social mixing on outcomes of the COVID-19 […]
This printable poster can be used to help raise awareness of key times for handwashing with soap to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is designed for all audiences and can be downloaded for free through GHP’s resource hub. This poster is available in English, […]
In this course, world class experts will explain the theory behind COVID-19 analyses and its spread. You will learn how to interpret new information using core principles of public health, epidemiology, medicine, health economics, and social science. The course material is being updated in real […]
There are several misconceptions about COVID-19 transmission. The WHO shares myth busters on their page here, including: COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates; Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus; Taking a hot bath does not prevent […]