How are the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub’s resources developed?
Over the coming months, we will be releasing a range of resource documents to help organizations in their COVID-19 response. You can find these in our resources section. These summarise available evidence and guidelines and include practical recommendations for crisis-affected settings and low-and middle -income countries. Resource documents are written on a demand basis - when we receive questions from users we try to develop guidance that others can learn from too or update existing resources to provide additional requested information.
All resource documents go through a thorough process before being released online. Each topic brief is written by a subject matter expert. See our About page for more information about the experts involved in this initiative. Resources are then reviewed by at least two other subject matter experts to ensure scientific accuracy. Resources are also reviewed by technical experts from implementing organisations with relevant operational expertise to ensure that suggestions are practical and feasible. Each brief is regularly updated to incorporate new evidence or feedback and can be easily found by searching for keywords. The diagram below shows the process each topic brief goes through.
Each topic brief is initially released in English. Content then goes to our translation team who will translate all content into French, Spanish and Arabic. You can normally expect that there will be a delay between materials being released in English and then appearing online in the other languages (normally 3 days to a week). If you have questions in the meantime, please use our enquiry and chat function (this is the bottom of the home page) to connect directly with an expert. We should respond within a matter of hours in English, French and Spanish and within a day to Arabic enquiries.