Welcome to the fifteenth issue of the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub News Bulletin. Read below for a new case study from Central and West Africa sharing how Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is ensuring continuity of essential health services during COVID-19. This week, we also have new resources on behaviour change for mask use, engaging indigenous and minority populations, and a new tool to assess whether your COVID-19 programmes are inclusive.

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 to the Hygiene Hub included:

  • What advice is there on 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 resources this week include:

Want to access other resources, or these resources in other languages? All our resources are available in English, 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 with you a case study from West and Central Africa in which ACF provides their insights into the continuity of essential health services during COVID-19.

Image: Factors affecting the use of essential health interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Source: Global Financing Facility

Would you be willing to share your experience in 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.

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