Welcome to the fourteenth issue of the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub News Bulletin. This week, we have four resources to share and a new case study from Zimbabwe.
Launch of the new Handwashing Handbook
The Global Handwashing Partnership has recently launched their 2020 Handwashing Handbook. Based on the experience of the Global Handwashing Partnership, the Handwashing Handbook reviews current best practices and new concepts to improve the uptake of handwashing. Key content includes:
- Making the Case for Handwashing
- Designing and Implementing Handwashing Programs
- Improving Handwashing in Specific Contexts
- Addressing Handwashing at a Systems Level
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:
- Engaging indigineous populations in Covid-19 response
- Using environmental nudges to improve handwashing with soap among school children
- What have we learned about promoting hand hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Case studies on COVID-19 response
This week, we are sharing a case study where UNHCR, World Vision, and RANAS Ltd. came together in April 2020 to design a theory-driven evidence-based behaviour change intervention aiming to increase handwashing with soap (HWWS) and physical distancing among Tongogara Refugee Camp residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Image: A World Vision field worker conducting a qualitative survey with a camp resident.