World Health Organization leadership on water, sanitation and hygiene reducing COVID-19 impacts

Most people working in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector are familiar with the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach that was developed and proactively promulgated globally by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WSP approach involves identifying reasonably foreseeable contamination events and then reducing the risks posed to acceptable levels by implementing operationally reliableContinue reading “World Health Organization leadership on water, sanitation and hygiene reducing COVID-19 impacts”

Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

The WHO has recently released a scientific briefing on the modes of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, which can be accessed here. What does the briefing cover? The briefing defines the difference between droplets, which are larger than 5 microns and generated by coughing or sneezing, and droplet nuclei, which are less than 5 micronsContinue reading “Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations”

WHO/UNICEF/Government webinar on COVID-19 and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) for Sanitation & Water for All (SWA)

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global partnership of governments, donors, civil society organisations and other development partners working together to coordinate high-level action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively. The Sanitation and Water for All partnership invites you to participate, with presentations from WHO, UNICEF, and government officials from Cambodia,Continue reading “WHO/UNICEF/Government webinar on COVID-19 and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) for Sanitation & Water for All (SWA)”

Advice from the World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a technical brief on “Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19” on 3 March 2020. It was then updated in 19 March 2020, with the updated version available here. This technical brief is written, in particular, for water and sanitation practitioners and providers. It is also for healthContinue reading “Advice from the World Health Organization (WHO)”