WASH REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

Essential Environmental Health Standards in Health Care (WHO, 2008)


This document provides guidance on essential environmental health standards required for health care in medium- and low-resource countries and support the development and implementation of national policies. These guidelines have been written for use by health managers and planners, architects, urban planners, water and sanitation staff, clinical and nursing staff, carers and other health-care providers, and health promoters.


Global WASH Cluster Webinar on WASH for Preventing COVID-19


PowerPoint PPT presentation from the webinar held on 11 Mar 2020 with WASH Cluster Members providing brief overview of the COVID-19 WASH situation, WASH response, technical resources, and WASH partner updates.


Handwashing with Soap for Coronavirus Prevention (WASH’EM 2020)


This resource reminds us the simple act of handwashing with soap remains the best defense against coronavirus, other outbreak pathogens and common global killers such as diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections. In this guide we give you practical tips for how to encourage community-level handwashing behaviour with the aim of controlling and preventing the spread of the coronavirus.


Scaling up COVID-19 Outbreak Readiness and Response in Camps and Camp Based Settings


This Interim Guidance addresses specific needs and considerations required in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings and the surrounding host communities, in scaling-up readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak through effective multi-sectoral partnership. The Guidance is developed in alignment with the WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan.


    Organisations: IASC.

Hand Hygiene Self Assessment Checklist for Healthcare Facilities (WHO, 2010)


The Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework is a systematic tool with which to obtain a situation analysis of hand hygiene promotion and practices within an individual health-care facility. The Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework is a systematic tool with which to obtain a situation analysis of hand hygiene promotion and practices within an individual health-care facility.


    COVID-19 Guidance Note for UNHCR Operations (UNHCR, 2020)


    This document provides guidance to UNHCR country operations on the priority actions for persons of concern to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak that was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by WHO on 30 January 2020.


      WASH Webinar on COVID-19- (UNHCR, 2020)


      This webinar summarizes UNHCR operational messages on WASH preparedness and response to COVID-19.


        COVID-19 WASH Technical Brief (WHO, UNICEF 2020)


        This Technical Brief summarizes WHO guidance on water, sanitation and health care waste which is relevant for viruses (including coronaviruses). This Technical Brief is written in particular for water and sanitation practitioners and providers.


        Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools


        Guidance for COVID-19 prevention and control in schools including actions for school administrators, teachers, staff, parents, community members, and students.