COVID-19: WSSCC Programming and Guidance Brief

Date: 4th May 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries where WSSCC has ongoing Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes and National Coordinators. Programming has been directed to national prevention efforts. WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good practices gathered from our country partners. Entitled COVID-19 information and guidance for programmes, it is intended to provide the latest information on COVID-19 and offer practical guidance.

Note that evidence and guidance for best practices are continually emerging, and that countries differ in the extent and nature of their COVID-19 responses. The guidance contained in this briefing note is not exhaustive but will be updated to reflect the latest information available. Always consult with your national health authorities for the latest guidance in your area.

Content Summary

  • What is COVID-19 and how it is spread
  • Guidance for handwashing including when hands should be washed, effective materials, water quality and facility feature
  • Guidance for cleaning sanitation facilities
  • Guidance on other preventative measures including avoiding face touching, social distancing, cleaning and wearing face masks
  • Guidance for prevention outreach including good programming practices, campaign design, behaviour change approaches for communities, health care facilities and schools and considerations for Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) programming and people who may be disadvantaged
  • Further resources

The full report here (English and French).

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