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Handwashing Promotion

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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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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Bangladesh WASH messages for COVID-19  >

Published: April 2, 2020

These key hygiene messages developed by WASH Cluster-Cox’s Bazar and partners can be used by hygiene promoters and volunteers for refugees.

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Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools  >

Published: April 1, 2020

This document developed by WHO, UNICEF, and IFRC provides key messages and actions for COVID-19 prevention and control in schools.

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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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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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Everything you need to know about washing your hands to protect against coronavirus (COVID-19)  >

Published: March 17, 2020

By: UNICEF GHP partner, UNICEF, developed an easy-to-use fact sheet that answers frequently asked questions around handwashing and coronavirus. Read it here.  

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CDC COVID-19 Preventative Measures Poster  >

Published: March 3, 2020

This poster provides the steps to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Preventative steps include avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.

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The Importance of Handwashing (Infographic)  >

Published: February 28, 2020

Did you know that just 1cm of your hand holds 1500 bacteria? Yet, a 2015 study of handwashing in 54 countries found that on average, only 38.7% of households practiced handwashing with soap. Not washing your hands properly throughout the day is one of the […]

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