Welcome to the fourth issue of the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub News Bulletin. Here you will read the most common enquiries we’ve received in the last two weeks and how we’ve responded to them, or check out the new and updated resources for COVID-19 response. In this week’s project highlight, we’re sharing the experience of World Vision Afghanistan and their COVID-19 response.
Areas of Technical Support
Common enquiries this past week included:
- What kinds of cleaning and disinfection should be applied in schools as they reopen?
- What things should be considered when designing communication materials about COVID-19?
If you would like to know more about designing hygiene programmes, please see our resource document on Hygiene Programming for COVID-19 reponse here.
- How should we design handwashing facilities in public places and does it make more sense to invest in these facilities or in handwashing infrastructure at the household?
For more information on types of handwashing facilities, read here.
In response to web enquiries and discussions with partner organisations, we have continued to develop and revise our resource documents on a range of topics related to COVID-19 response.
Resources we have updated with new evidence this and last week include:
- Designing effective behaviour change projects for COVID-19 prevention
- Considering gender in COVID-19 hygiene promotion programmes
- Adapting hygiene project outcome measures for COVID-19 response
- Remote quantitative and qualitative approaches for understanding COVID-19 related behaviours and perceptions
- Considering the ethical implications and risk of data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic
- In line with WHO’s recent recommendations on June 5 2020 and recent evidence on the use of masks for COVID-19, we will be updating our resource article on masks shortly.
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COVID-19 response: project highlights
IMAGE: Faith leader educating internally displaced people (IDP) settlement representatives on how to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 in a Herat Province IDP settlement.
This week we are highlighting the experiences of World Vision Afghanistan. Since February 2020, World Vision Afghanistan have adapted their existing projects to train health care workers on COVID-19 prevention and control, utilised local religious leaders to share information and are developing a range of IEC materials and messages for the population. If you would like to learn about how they have tailored their programmes to populations in hard to reach areas or their iterative process to design their COVID-19 response programme, including how they have aligned this with evolving global guidelines and national coordinating mechanisms, click here.
Other hygiene hub activity
And in case you missed these, we’ve delivered a series of webinars in partnership with the Global Wash Cluster providing an overview of the Hygiene Hub and discussing ways of working with our global network of partners. Listen to English, Spanish, French or Arabic recordings of the webinar and access the Q&A.