Handwashing with Soap: A Key Part of the COVID-19 Response

Handwashing with soap, together with other public health interventions, will be key to curbing the transmission of COVID-19.

This technical brief offers guidelines for:

  • Key moments for handwashing with soap during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Knowledge alone does not always lead to behavior change
  • Integrate a range of handwashing determinants into promotion efforts
  • Create handwashing infrastructure that enables behavior
  • Use cues, reminders, and rewards to trigger handwashing behaviors
  • Share stories to motivate handwashing
  • Addressing common barriers to handwashing with soap
  • Rapid interventions to promoting handwashing as part of COVID-19 response
  • Online resources

Source: Handwashing with Soap: A Key Part of the COVID-19 Response

    COVID-19 Key Tips and Discussion Points

    This guide was created to help community workers, volunteers and community networks to provide timely and actionable health information, so that people know how to protect themselves and stay healthy.

    It offers three steps:

    Step 1: How to Engage – Simple tips for interacting with communities
    Step 2: Ask the right questions – Key guidance for community discussions, including addressing stigma and xenophobia
    Step 3: What to say – Essential knowledge to share with communities and Frequently Asked Questions that can guide a discussion

      The COVID-19 Risk Communication Package For Healthcare Facilities

      The purpose of this package is to protect healthcare workers (HCWs) from infection and prevent potential spread of COVID-19 within healthcare facilities. It contains a series of simplified messages and reminders based on WHO’s more in-depth technical guidance on infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities in the context of COVID-19.

      This package is intended for HCWs and healthcare facility management and can be shared through networks of healthcare professionals and directly to healthcare facilities. The Ministry of Health in your country may like to send this package to all government hospitals and healthcare facilities. Copies of the package should be sent to networks of private practitioners, medical, nursing and midwives associations for peer to peer sharing and posting as appropriate. Materials can be adapted to local languages and placed in healthcare facilities where they are readily available as reminders for HCWs.

      Source: The COVID-19 Risk Communication Package For Healthcare Facilities

        COVID-19 Key Tips and Discussion Points

        This guide was created to help community workers, volunteers and community networks to provide timely and actionable health information, so that people know how to protect themselves and stay healthy.

        It offers three steps:

        Step 1: How to Engage – Simple tips for interacting with communities
        Step 2: Ask the right questions – Key guidance for community discussions, including addressing stigma and xenophobia
        Step 3: What to say – Essential knowledge to share with communities and Frequently Asked Questions that can guide a discussion

          Lancet Coronavirus Updates

          To assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All of our COVID-19 content is free to access. You can also sign up to be kept up to date on Lancet COVID-19 content.

          Source: https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus

            WHO Daily Situation Reports

            Daily coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation reports include global case counts in the last 24 hours and other surveillance data. The reports also include highlights of important developments as well as WHO preparedness and response actions.

            Source: WHO Daily Situation Reports