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Understanding hygiene promotion in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (UNICEF guidance note)

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Organizations Involved UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund, WASH4Work
Language English
Resource Topics / SDGs::
Includes Topics/Sustainable Development Goals from the resource and its locations.
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Resource Topics:
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Safe, Affordable Water
Leaving No One Behind
COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus
Year 2016

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This note provides guidance on which aspects to consider when planning and implementing a hygiene promotion campaign as part of a broader risk communication and community engagement strategy. It is not meant to provide a comprehensive guide to designing a behaviour change campaign, but rather prompts and questions to consider when engaging with local governments on behaviour change interventions in the context of this new virus. The content is based on lessons learned regarding gaps in hygiene promotion during past public health emergencies and general programming.