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Category: WASH Initiatives

WASH and COVID-19

The provision of safe water, sanitation and hygienic conditions is essential to protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including the COVID-19 outbreak. Ensuring good and consistently applied WASH and waste management practices in communities, homes, schools, marketplaces, prisons and health care facilities will further help to prevent human-to-human transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

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Water safety plan (WSP) and Sanitation safety plan (SSP) for Corona Virus Disease

Poster on Water safety plan (WSP) and Sanitation safety plan (SSP) for Corona Virus Disease

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Corona Virus COVID-19 Urban slum sticker

Urban slum sticker on Corona Virus COVID-19 Awareness

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COVID-19 guidelines for Slums and low-income settlements in India

COVID-19 guidelines for Slums and low-income settlements in India

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WASH Guideline for urban slums in the COVID-19 context

WASH guideline for densely populated slums and low-income communities in the context of COVID-19 contains several practices which should be followed at congested slums. It also contains guidance on use and cleansing of common WASH facilities adopting Water Safety Plan (WSP) and Sanitation Safety Plan (WSP) in the COVID-19 context including hand-washing provisions and hygiene practices.

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Rapid Research Surveys and Impact reports on COVID -19 by BRAC JPG School of Public Health

Rapid Research Surveys and Impact reports on COVID -19 by BRAC JPG School of Public Health

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COVID-19 Posters

COVID-19 Posters on
01. What is novel corona-virus (Disease and its symptoms)
02. Protect yourself and others (Do’s and Don’ts)
03. How to Handwash?
04. COVID-19: Myths Busters

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COVID-19 Response Compilation for Maharashtra and Wai/Sinnar with a focus on sanitation

Know the Safely Managed Sanitation good practices by Narsapur Municipal Council, Andhra Pradesh State, India.

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Fighting COVID-19 through hygiene: rapid, expert advice and information exchange

The COVID-19 Hygiene Hub is a free service to help actors in low- and middle-income countries rapidly share, design, and adapt evidence-based hygiene interventions to combat COVID-19.

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Unicef resources on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. Today, there are around 2.4 billion people who do not use improved sanitation, and 663 million who do not have access to improved water sources. UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team works in over 100 countries worldwide to improve water and sanitation services, as well as basic hygiene practices. Last year, UNICEF’s efforts provided nearly 14 million people with clean water and over 11 million with basic toilets. In times of crisis children are particularly vulnerable; UNICEF responds and provides emergency relief to those in need.

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