Purpose of this Call

We are looking for organisations implementing unique hygiene and hand hygiene programmes as part of the COVID-19 response which aims to improve supply and demand, political leadership or the enabling environment and would be happy to share these experiences in the form of a Case Study for the Hygiene Hub.

Case Studies

Purpose

To showcase unique examples of work being done by agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that others can learn from these ideas, successes and challenges.

Format

Case Studies are short written pieces accompanied by visual supports (images, videos, links to other materials), published on the open-access internet website, Hygiene Hub.

Development

Case studies are developed following an existing template. To date, two templates are available: 1) programmatic initiatives, 2) advocacy/policy work. Both templates are available at the end of this document.

Prior to developing a case study, organisations or individuals should contact Claire Collin (claire.collin@lshtm.ac.uk), the Hygiene Hub Focal Point for case studies development.

Following this initial contact, if the organisation wishes to write a case study and fits the eligibility criteria, case studies can be developed two ways, according to what the organisation/individual finds easier:

  • Organisation/Individual wants to draft the first version of the case study on their own.
  • Organisation/Individual and the HH Focal Point schedule a Zoom/Skype call to discuss the programme or work and the HH Focal Point drafts the first version of the case study.

After the first draft, the case study is finalized following an iterative process of revision involving the organisation and the HH Focal Point. The final version of the Case Study is uploaded to the Hygiene Hub website.

Initiatives we are looking for and eligibility criteria

We are looking for contacts (email address if possible) of organisations or people:

  • Working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) only, in a variety of local/national NGOs, international NGOs, CSOs, UN agencies, government bodies or businesses.
  • Working on the promotion of hygiene behaviours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Working in one of the three following areas:

1. Design and implementation of programmes

2. Advocacy for strong political leadership

3. Promotion of enabling environment (policies and strategies; institutional arrangements; coordination initiatives; financing; planning, monitoring and reporting; capacity development)

  • Working on unique initiatives in terms of:

- Settings including but not limited to: health care facilities, schools and daycare centres, workplaces and commercial buildings, refugee, IDP and other camp-like settings, prisons and jails, markets and food establishments, transport hubs, places of worship and other public spaces, long-term care facilities, at home.

- Target populations (e.g. children and youth, healthcare workers, women and girls, people with disabilities, commercial sex workers, public transportation drivers, seasonal workers, etc.)

- Design approach (e.g. based on behavioural change theories, etc.)

- Challenges

Programmes do not have to be final or evaluated to be featured. Description of what has been done to date and what is planned is enough. Case studies can be updated as new developments or findings are available.

Templates

COVID-19 intervention template

1. Country and region:

2. Organisation:

3. Point person and Role:

4. Population served by the programme: (number of people)

5. Unique characteristics of the setting: (this may include information such as whether the intervention is focused on the general community, schools, or health care settings, whether the region is crisis affected, urban or rural and other relevant information – max. 50 words)

6. Number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 at time of publishing:

(Questions 7 to 13: 100-150 words for each answer)


7. Briefly describe the key components of your COVID-19 response programme.

8. What process did you use when designing your COVID-19 response programme?

9. What is one thing that has been working really well so far and is there something other programmes could learn from this?

10. What is one challenge that you have encountered and how are you trying to overcome this?

11. How have you been engaging communities throughout your programme and what feedback have you received?

12. What systems are in place to monitor programme outcomes? What tools are being used?

13. How might your experiences responding to COVID-19 change the way your organisation designs and delivers hygiene programming in the long-term?

Advocacy, government strengthening and strategies/policies template

1. Organisation/Institution:

2. Point person and Role:

3. Unique characteristics of the setting: (this may include information such as target groups of the advocacy strategy/messages, particular characteristics of the environment, country or local legislations, target groups, etc. crisis-affected, urban or rural and other relevant information – max. 50 words).

4. Number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 at time of publishing: (if your strategy was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic)

(Questions 5 to 10: 100-150 words for each answer)

5. Briefly describe the motivation and goals for your advocacy or policy strategy.

6. Which decision-makers were you hoping to influence your approach?

7. What actions or process did you follow to achieve your advocacy or policy goals?

8. What is one aspect of your advocacy strategy that has been working really well so far and is there something other advocates would learn from this?

9. What is one challenge that you have encountered and how are you trying to overcome this?

10. How might your experiences responding to COVID-19 change the way your organisation/institution does its future advocacy work?

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