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News bulletin: 27 August 2020
News bulletin: 27 August 2020
Lauren D'Mello-Guyett avatar
Written by Lauren D'Mello-Guyett
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to the ninth issue of the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub News Bulletin. This week you will find a case study from Sierra Leone where Action Against Hunger is targeting misinformation and has set-up Q&A sessions with their target population!

If you would like to share your project or have a question for the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub, we encourage you to contact us at

You can also learn about the most frequently asked questions we have had over the last two weeks and the range of new resources available for COVID-19 response below.

Areas of Technical Support

Common enquiries this past week included:

  • Do public handwashing facilities pose a cross-contamination risk?

Read our summary of the latest evidence on cross-contamination here.

  • How can we effectively measure behavioural outcomes for handwashing and mask use?

Read this guide on adapting project outcome measures for COVID19 interventions.

  • What protective measures should sanitation workers take?

Check out our PPE guide for sanitation workers here.

New resources

We have continued to develop and revise our resource documents on a range of topics related to COVID-19 response.

New resources this week include:

Resources with updated with new evidence and WHO guidance this and last week include:

Want to access other resources or these resources in other languages? All our resources are available in French, Spanish and Arabic.

If you have requests or ideas for future resources, please email us at

COVID-19 response: project highlights

This week, we are sharing a case study from Action Against Hunger in Sierra Leone tackling misinformation with community Q&A sessions. Their programme focuses on risk communication and reaching their population through mass media and community outreach.

Click the link to read more about Action Against Hunger in Sierra Leone!

Image: Question and Answer session with community youths at Thompson Bay, Western Area Urban


Over the last months, we have been providing a series of webinars, co-hosted with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), on:

Links to all of the webinars can be found here and will be updated with new webinars each month.

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