In early April, Water Mission received 10,2m DKK (1.5m USD) for extra hygiene in all of our joint projects (primarily Tanzania, Kenya and Indonesia), i.e. by establishing hand-washing facilities at all tap stands as they pose a significant risk of transferring virus from one user to the next.
Since then, Water Mission has developed a series of information resources and made them available to everyone.
COVID19 Emergency Hand Hygiene Program
Making hand-washing facilities available is important to help people protect themselves from COVID-19. Here are instructions on building adequate infrastructure:
- COVID-19 Emergency Handwashing Program Guidance Document
- COVID-19 Emergency Handwashing Technical Brief
- Handwashing Station Operator Responsibilities
- Handwashing Steps Poster (English, Bahasa, French, Creole, Swahili, Luganda, Chichewa, Spanish)
- Installation Monitoring Dashboard
In the video below, Benjamin Filskov, Country Director, Water Mission Tanzania, explains about the coronavirus prevention activities in the East African country:
COVID19 Awareness and Risk Mitigation Training
Behavioral change is another very important aspect. Community awareness and training helps people understand how their behavior affects the spread of the virus: