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.
A day in the life of a sanitation worker during the pandemic By Hoby Randrianimanana The clock strikes eight on a Sunday morning in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. 51-year-old Randriamiandrisoa Jean Juste, “Ramery,” is the first member of his crew to show up at work and gets ready for his 24-hour shift. Although he […]
By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – The role of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioners in Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overemphasized as working on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus requires both courage and commitment. Mr Benson Attah, National Coordinator of the Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) […]
By Aidan Tarimo KONGWA, Tanzania – 28-year-old Huruma is the Village Executive Officer at the Tanzanian village of Msunjilile B in Kongwa District. Whenever the sun rises, Huruma sets out with one goal – serving her people with honour and dignity. At the core of her duties lies the call to make sure her people […]
By Raza Naqvi MUMBAI, India – Over the past three months, 26-year-old Deane De Menezes and her team in Mumbai, have been working hard to reach out to women living in low-income areas. Ms De Menezes, who made it to the Forbes ’30 under 30’ Asia list in 2019, has distributed over 240,000 sanitary napkins […]