Rapid topic review: how WASH programming has adapted to the pandemic

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Rapid topic review: how WASH programming has adapted to the pandemic

Hi everyone, 

Sharing our latest rapid topic review by Joseph Thompson (consultant).

Thanks to all who took part in interviews for this piece of work! Let us know if you have any reflections or feedback on the review. 

sanitationlearninghub.org/resource/how-w...e-covid-19-pandemic/

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Alice
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Re: Rapid topic review: how WASH programming has adapted to the pandemic

Dear Alice,

Thank you for sharing the review. It is indeed the case that many countries have taken a keen interest in finding measures of fighting the virus and just as the review highlighted the importance of hand hygiene being one of the main ways of prevention. Practicing good hand hygiene and ensuring WASH services are available is necessary for both undeveloped and developed countries within formal and informal communities.

In order to create long-lasting plans in response to the virus, a holistic approach and collective hygiene responses are needed that will include a change in behaviour and practical action from relevant authorities and stakeholders to build strong water and sanitation systems that will withstand future shocks. This is true across different levels down from the grassroots, which reminds me of a post that was shared on the forum about children as WASH and COVID-19 ambassadors and role models in schools at Kachele Trust School in Lusaka Zambia. It was highlighted the unique role that schools and children play in COVID prevention and response.  See Here

Also just recently, similar experiences have been discussed on the forum highlighting and validating some of the outcomes of the rapid topic review. See Here   'Covid 19 and Sanitation Responses by Countries in the Global South.'

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Chaiwe
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