Welcome to the eleventh issue of the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub News Bulletin. Read below for two case studies in Ethiopia and Malawi showcasing how they are using creative platforms to engage children in COVID-19 preventative measures. This week, we are also asking you to submit case studies on hand hygiene in time for Global Handwashing Day. We would like to see more unique examples, like those listed in today’s new bulletin, of programme and advocacy initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Would you be willing to share your experience with a case study?

If you are interested in taking part please contact claire.collin@lshtm.ac.uk. Case studies that we have already collected, can be found here.

And as usual, 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 support@hygienehub.info

Areas of Technical Support

This past week, common enquiries included:

  • What advice is there for developing COVID-19 communication materials?

Read our top tips on designing communication materials here.

  • How can we effectively measure COVID-19 preventative behaviours?

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

  • How should our organisations go about designing COVID-19 prevention programmes?

Check out our guide on programme design.

New resources

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

New resource this week includes:

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 support@hygienehub.info.

COVID-19 response: project highlights

This week, we are sharing two case studies from Ethiopia and Malawi. The first case study is from IOM Ethiopia who have been using puppets and colouring books to engage children in COVID-19 preventative measures.

Image: Cover page of the educational children’s colouring book developed by IOM Ethiopia. Available in Amharic, Afan Oromo and English.

Our second case study is from Save The Children Malawi who have adapted their Early Childhood Development Interactive Radio Instructions programme to not only ensure the continuity of education, but also to disseminate information about COVID-19 preventive measures to household members.

Image: Emily Leston from rural Malawi is teaching her child with support from Interactive Radio Instruction.

Webinars

This week’s webinar is a Crowdtangle training session provided to us by Facebook. Follow this link to a webinar where you can be shown how to gain insights into your target population through Facebook posts.

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

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

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