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Q+A: Handwashing in water-scarce settings  >

Published: 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.

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

Published: 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.

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SWA Special Webinar on COVID-19 and WASH  >

Published: 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 […]

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Knowledge Map: WASH in Schools and Coronavirus  >

Published: 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 […]

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

Published: 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.

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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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Rohingya children fight back against COVID-19, one pair of hands at a time  >

Published: April 2, 2020

This post was originally posted by UNICEF.  By: Nazzina Mohsin and Abdullah Nayan Around the world, communities have been taking precautions to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and keep their families safe, including by practicing physical distancing. But for the more than […]

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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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