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Hygiene in Emergencies

Wash’Em Webinar: Doing Hygiene Programming Better  >

Published: April 1, 2019

This resource provides a recording and other resources from the Wash’Em Webinar entitled, “Doing Hygiene Programming Better”.

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WASH in Emergencies Problem Exploration Report: Handwashing  >

Published: March 8, 2019

This report from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund explores the challenges and limitations of handwashing in emergency settings, and outlines focus areas for future research.

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Learning Page: Hygiene in Emergencies  >

Published: October 23, 2018

In emergency settings, handwashing is critical to preventing the spread of disease and has high potential to reduce the health impact of disasters.

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Cholera and Handwashing Fact Sheet  >

Published: August 9, 2016

This factsheet highlights the key facts abut Cholera, including case incidence, transmission, management, and the role of hand hygiene and other WASH interventions in the prevention of Cholera.

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Strategies and Challenges to Handwashing Promotion in Emergencies  >

Published: March 16, 2015

Prepared by the University at Buffalo, this report seeks to understand approaches and challenges to improving hand hygiene in humanitarian emergencies though conducting informant interviews with experts.

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WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers  >

Published: March 16, 2015

UNICEF created this guidebook for teachers in emergency situations. The Guidebook, accompanying regional flashcards (Africa, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and Latin America), and visual aids provide teachers with the tools they need to teach children about WASH.

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Compendium of WASH in Schools Facilities in Emergencies  >

Published: March 13, 2015

The compendium has gathered information on equipment and designs for temporary learning spaces/schools in emergency interventions that deliver WASH-related health benefits while minimizing disruption to education opportunities.

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