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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.
 

World Leaders' Call to Action on water, sanitation and hygiene in response to COVID-19

Heads of State, Government, and leaders from United Nations agencies, International Financial Institutions, civil society, private sector and research and learning are mobilizing around a call for the prioritization of water, sanitation and hygiene in the response to COVID-19. 

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Documents

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COVID-19 and WASH: Mitigating the socio-economic impacts on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector
Webinar Summary: Ministerial Webinar
How can the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub support the pandemic response?
World Leaders Call for Action on COVID-19
NO CHANCE FOR CORONA: How kids can help beat the virus
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Eliminating inequalities in the water, sanitation and hygiene response to COVID-19
Eliminating inequalities in the water, sanitation and hygiene response to COVID-19
SWA Ministerial Webinar: Making WASH a political and financial priority in a time of COVID-19
Making WASH a political and financial priority in a time of COVID-19
COVID-19 and WASH Featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments
SWA Special Webinar on COVID-19 and WASH Featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments

Partner Exchange Forum

The Partner Exchange Forums offer a space for SWA partners to exchange on specific bottlenecks and challenges in the Water and Sanitation sector, notably in the COVID-19 context. The Forum allows SWA partners to look at sharing expertise, solutions and finding pathways for collaboration. 

Upcoming Partner Exchange Forum 

Past Partner Exchange Forum

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.