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COVID-19 and WASH

Resources on COVID-19 and WASH

To help our partners in responding to this health crisis in their countries, we have compiled different resources and tools around COVID-19 and WASH, which include documents, videos, social media materials with message on public health, webinar recordings, etc.

Please also see SWA's CEO, Catarina de Albuquerque, message of how this health crisis is connected to everything that SWA partners do.

If you have any questions, please contact the SWA Secretariat.
 

Documents

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COVID-19 and water, sanitation and hygiene: Messages for policy-makers
UNICEF WASH Programme contribution to COVID- 19 prevention and response
WASH and Infection Prevention and Control Measures in Schools
WASH and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Measures in Households and Public spaces
WASH and Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Facilities
Monitoring and mitigating the secondary impacts of the COVID19 epidemic on WASH services availability and access
Understanding hygiene promotion in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
COVID-19 SWA Webinar series
Webinar Presentation: COVID-19 and WASH featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments
Global WASH Cluster: Covid-19 Resources
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COVID-19 and WASH Featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments
SWA Special Webinar on COVID-19 and WASH Featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments
COVID-19 and WASH Featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments

From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. 

80% of all germs are transferred through hands. In fact, at any one time we have about 3,200 microbes on our hands (many of which are not harmful).

Hands get easily re-contaminated. An hour after handwashing with soap they will typically be as contaminated as prior to washing them. This means it’s important to wash your hands as regularly as possible.

Viruses are much smaller than bacteria and are typically harder to remove from hands. This means it’s important to wash hands thoroughly (for about 20 seconds), creating a nice soapy lather, scrubbing all over your hands and then rinsing the soap off fully. Drying your hands can also help to remove any remaining germs.

Hand dryers are not effective in killing the COVID-19. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

News

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