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WASH and infection prevention and control measures in schools  >

Published: April 1, 2020

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 […]

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Interim recommendations on obligatory hand hygiene against transmission of COVID-19  >

Published: April 1, 2020

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 […]

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COVID-19 control in low-income settings and displaced populations: what can realistically be done?  >

Published: March 31, 2020

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 […]

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National WASH Cluster Iraq COVID-19 Response Guidance Note  >

Published: March 30, 2020

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.

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The effect of control strategies to reduce social mixing on outcomes of the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan, China: a modelling study  >

Published: March 30, 2020

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 […]

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“WASH Coronavirus Away” Poster  >

Published: March 24, 2020

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, […]

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“Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19” Course  >

Published: March 24, 2020

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 […]

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WHO COVID-19 Myth Busters  >

Published: March 24, 2020

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 […]

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Handwashing and Coronavirus Fact Sheet  >

Published: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The disease can spread from person to person contact, both through direct contact with an infected person or through contact with surfaces […]

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WASH in HCF Advocacy Pack  >

Published: March 23, 2020

This advocacy pack was developed by Global Water 2020. It includes five documents with key messages and talking points to support WASH in HCF advocacy, including WASH and COVID-19.

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