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COVID-19 Resources

The primary aim of the GWC COVID Resource page is to centralise WASH specific resources for the COVID response. The GWC is primarily collecting key country resources from National WASH Humanitarian Coordination Platforms as well as key technical guidance documents, links to trainings and webinars to facilitate access for WASH staff and practitioners.The GWC also has a Weekly Update on COVID-19, access the latest edition below and subscribe here.

We would welcome you sending examples of COVID-19 resources guidance documents, training initiatives, webinars generated by your partner organisation to be added to GWC website or in the next newsletter, please contact globalwashcluster@gmail.com.

GWC COVID-19 Essentials

Advocacy

GWC / UNICEF advocacy documents on mitigating the socio-economic impacts on WASH

Full document:

English
Arabic | French | Spanish

Summary document:

English
Arabic | French | Spanish

Covid-19 Trainings

The WASH FIT training package has been completely revised and updated. The complete package is available to download here which includes seven modules and supplementary materials:

• Introduction to WASH in HCF and links with health

• WASH FIT Methodology

• Five technical modules: Water; Sanitation; Health care waste management; Hand hygiene; Environmental cleaning & disinfection.

You are encouraged to modify and adapt the slides as you need, e.g. changing photos or text to make them more relevant to your setting. If you have any questions or comments on the training materials, please get in touch washinhcf@who.int.
 
WASH FIT & COVID-19: This training package was developed before the outbreak of COVID-19. A short summary of the most relevant technical guidance for WASH & COVID-19 have subsequently been included in each technical module. A shortened version of the WASH FIT assessment tool for use in COVID-19 settings where a rapid evaluation of services is needed is also available.

Access here


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, RedR UK is offering free online training modules to ensure that responders based in the MENA region have access to accurate information and effective skills. RedR UK has developed free online training courses that aim to address important aspects of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. The modules have been designed for staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups. This project is funded by the H2H Network, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. 

Each module is a free interactive learning experience, taught live by RedR UK's experts in English (unless otherwise stated). Modules can be taken individually or as a set in any order. To access the modules participants only need an internet connection, downloading an app is not required.

Available Modules
RedR UK is offering free modules on the below topics as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region.
Module descriptions and upcoming dates and times can be found on their individual pages.

Culture, Context and Hygiene Promotion for COVID-19

Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Managing COVID-19 Myths and Rumours

Risk Communication and Community Engagement During COVID-19

Gender and Inclusion in the COVID-19 Response

Training Essentials

Read more here


COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course

Purdue University Global’s COVID-19 contact tracing course recommended by CDC provides the information you need to help public health agencies track and limit the spread of the novel corona-virus, or COVID-19. The need for health care professionals and volunteers trained in effective contact tracing will be crucial in the coming months, as cities and states lift stay-at-home orders and loosen restrictions on businesses. Use your passion for public health to help your community fight the spread of COVID-19.

Capacity Building and Training

The prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic is managed by a wide variety of public and private actors working with local communities.

For this reason, Bioforce has developed this on-line training to support local actors working with the communities. This English version has been put together with the support of Action Against Hunger (ACF France) and OXFAM.

Access English version
Access French version


MSF Micro-Learning on IPC

The website comes with a password: Covid19msf 

A significant amount of documentation, guidance, health promotion material for communities and training material has been produced over the past few weeks. All of this has now been made available online for the benefit of healthcare workers, and for logistics and supply teams who support COVID-19 interventions. The information on this brand new resources website reflects current knowledge and information based on MSF’s experience, and is influenced by the exceptional situation created by the COVID 19 pandemic. The information is therefore provisional and to be used only in the absence of standard procedures and materials validated by WHO or the MoH. It does not replace professional clinical judgment or MoH or WHO recommendations.  
 
The following training materials developed by MSF OCB present general principles on IPC and are not Covid-19 specific.


COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

How COVID-19 emerged and was identified. Public health measures for COVID-19 worldwide.
What is needed to address COVID-19 going forward


Red R UK Free online course

Hosted: RedR UK : In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, communities are increasingly in need of information about disease prevention and treatment. RedR UK is offering free training to ensure that everyone in the UK has access to accurate and digestible information from the UK government and the NHS, including those who encounter language or cultural barriers.


Save the Children - Kaya Connect

Covid-19 Leanring Pathway


Coursera 

Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19


Future Learn 

Understand the emergence of COVID-19 and how we respond to it going forward


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Training

Hosted by: PFH: Understand the disease epidemiology for coronavirus


Free Public Health Courses COVID 19

Hosted by: PHC. For better understanding of disease preparedness plan response and capacity building


Ready Initiative – training modules

Online technical capacity, Online soft skills and remote working capacity strengthening programmes


Bioforce has launched  "STOP COVID-19" - Essentials for the prevention and control of the virus", a freely accessible, on-line, succint and practical, self learning tool in French, aimed at national and international actors deployed for the prevention and control of the virus in local communities where confinement is particularly difficult.

It can be followed online and also downloaded for offline learning.


WHO IPC online trainings

Hosted by: WHO: These courses cover from basic to advanced IPC concepts, to being available online or in-person and include records of achievement


Training remotely: Sharing of tips and best practices for capacity building in remote management

Hosted by: PHAP


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, RedR UK is offering free online training modules to ensure that responders based in the MENA region have access to accurate information and effective skills. RedR UK has developed free online training courses that aim to address important aspects of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. The modules have been designed for staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups. This project is funded by the H2H Network, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. 

Each module is a free interactive learning experience, taught live by RedR UK's experts in English (unless otherwise stated). Modules can be taken individually or as a set in any order. To access the modules participants only need an internet connection, downloading an app is not required.

Available Modules
RedR UK is offering free modules on the below topics as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region.
Module descriptions and upcoming dates and times can be found on their individual pages.

Culture, Context and Hygiene Promotion for COVID-19

Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Managing COVID-19 Myths and Rumours

Risk Communication and Community Engagement During COVID-19

Gender and Inclusion in the COVID-19 Response

Training Essentials

Read more here

Covid-19 Webinars

  • Ready - Initiative Webinars access here
  • PHAP webinars access here
  • WASH in HCF - WHO/UNICEF Webinars can be accessed here
  • Communication & Behaviour Change Webinar, by OpenIDEO. Recording from the April 7th Webinar is available here
  • Operationalizing standards: Sphere and the COVID-19 response in camp settings, April 2nd 2020 Webinar link
  • WASH’EM - Reducing the spread of COVID-19 through handwashing promotion – 31 March 2020
  • Webinar link – EnglishFrenchSpanishArabic
  • Presentations – EnglishFrenchSpanishArabic
  • SWA Special Webinar on COVID-19 and WASH Featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments, 27 March 2020  ENGLISH FRENCH SPANISH
  • GWC UNICEF COVID-19 Global Webinar March 11 2020. Presentation and recording.
  • WASH Preparedness and Response COVID-19 Webinar (UNHCR, March 2020) English Français  

WASH & COVID-19 Key Technical Resources

WASH & COVID-19 KEY TECHNICAL RESOURCES

The GWC is updating a repository of key and essential technical WASH & Covid-19 guidance as well as useful resources and information from national humanitarian WASH coordination platforms. In addition to that you will be able to find below a summary below of key web portals to technical WASH & Covid-19 resources from partners and Covid-19 responders.

Action Against Hunger ICVA Sanitation and Water for All
ACAPS IFRC Social Science in Humanitarian Action (SSHA)
Africa CDC Global Handwashing Partnership Solidarités International
ALNAP Globalwaters.org Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
Canadian Water Network Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance SPHERE
CAWST Covid-19 Hygiene Hub The World Bank
CDAC Network Hygiene Hub & Knowledgepoint UN Water
COVID-19 and Humanitarian Crises IOM UNICEF
COVID-19 and the CHS ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) UNHCR
CDC NCCEH Wash’Em
ECDC OpenWHO WASHinHCF web portal
ELRHA OXFAM Water Environment Federation (WEF)
IASC READY Initiative WHO

KEY RESOURCES 

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