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The Global Handwashing Partnership

‘How to’ Brief: National and Subnational Handwashing Partnerships

April 14, 2020

Given the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to accelerate local action. Forming national and subnational Handwashing Partnerships could fill a coordination gap for this focus on handwashing and ensure swift action. This brief provides practical steps to facilitate local-level partnerships with the […]

Q+A: Handwashing in water-scarce settings

April 7, 2020

In this video blog, Astrid Hasund Thorseth discusses managing regular handwashing in settings where piped water and handwashing facilities are less common.

Q+A: Different types of soap and alternatives to soap

April 7, 2020

In this video blog, Astrid Hasund Thorseth of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Wash’Em discusses soap and its alternatives for handwashing.

SWA Special Webinar on COVID-19 and WASH

April 7, 2020

The Sanitation and Water for All partnership recently hosted the webinar “COVID-19 and WASH, featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments.” The webinar features: A presentation from WHO and UNICEF on WASH Preparedness and Response for COVID-19 Interventions from senior Government officials in Cambodia, Guinea (TBC), and […]

Knowledge Map: WASH in Schools and Coronavirus

April 7, 2020

The WASH in Schools Network (UNICEF, GIZ, Save the Children, WATERAID; Emory, LSHTM, among others) has compiled this knowledge map with links to relevant materials about COVID-19 for learners, their families and the education system. The map is intended for the time when schools are […]

Technical WASH Guidance for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

April 6, 2020

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

The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review

April 5, 2020

Citation: White, S., Thorseth, A., Dreibelbis, R., & Curtis, V., 2020. The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2020.113512 Abstract: Hygiene promotion interventions are likely to be more effective if they target […]

Ukraine COVID-19 WASH Cluster Response Strategy

April 4, 2020

This response strategy developed by the Ukraine WASH Cluster focuses on the two conflict affected areas of eastern Ukraine (Donetsk and Luhansk) also including areas not controlled by the Government of Ukraine. Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities are based on a planned response to […]

Wash’Em Webinar: Rapid actions that local-level actors can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19

April 3, 2020

This webinar provides general tips for organizations involved in the coronavirus response. It provides practical examples of handwashing promotion activities, and is primarily designed for local-level organizations in low-and middle-income countries. View the webinar recording in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

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

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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