With support from USAID, the World Food Program (WFP) is distributing Cash to food insecure people Southern Malawi to buy food in the local markets. As prevention measures for COVID-19, the beneficiaries are called only in small groups and are asked to wash hands with soap before and after receiving entitlements. In addition, workers in charge of the distributions use protective masks and gloves. Photo credit: WFP/Badre Bahaji

WASH & COVID-19 Resources

Reliable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) protects lives during the pandemic, and provides a foundation for economic recovery while preventing new infections. USAID is helping to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on water and sanitation systems, protect progress, and support rapid recovery. During this global pandemic, the Globalwaters.org team will share the latest resources from USAID and select partners that cover COVID-19 and WASH.

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Report
WASHPaLS

The WASHPaLS project assessed the effects of COVID-19 on WASH Services and products in USAID high-priority and strategy-…

Webinar Slides

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is intricately connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

USAID Programming Guidance

Fact Sheet
USAID

COVID-19 has made access to essential water, sanitation, and hygiene services more difficult at the exact time when these

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Agrilinks

This page serves as a forum for sharing tools, approaches, and lessons for programming during the global pandemic.

Webpage
USAID

The guidance on this page is a general reference for USAID’s implementing partners to help ensure USAID can continue its…

Website
USAID

The USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security created this page to provide information and resources related to USAID…

Webinar
USAID

This webinar explores mitigation of COVID-19 impacts on global food, nutrition and water security, including through…

Strategy and Guidance
USAID

This document provides interim guidance and basic recommended approaches for applicants requesting support for COVID-19…

USAID Research, Stories, and Curated Resources

Summary
Water CKM Project

The Water Currents newsletter has focused several issues on the impact of COVID-19 in the developing world.

Learning Brief
PRO-WASH

The USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded Budikadidi Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) located in

Case Studies
PRO-WASH

The longer term impacts of COVID-19 on the financial sustainability of WASH infrastructure are serious and may persist…

Blog
USAID Global Health

When the novel coronavirus emerged as a global pandemic, handwashing entered the spotlight as an important way to limit…

Blog Link
Climatelinks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided clear guidance on the most critical measure we can all take t

Technical Brief
WASH-FIN

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is the first line of defense against the spread of COVID-19, and recognizing this, t

Select Global Wash Sector Resources

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Global WASH Cluster (GWC)

The primary aim of the GWC COVID Resource page is to centralize WASH specific resources for the COVID response.

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The World Bank

The World Bank Water Global Practice has developed this list of concrete actions to help client governments in their…

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Wash'Em

This website features links to courses, webinars, reports, and additional resources to help local-level actors respond…

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Sanitation and Water for All

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) has compiled different resources and tools around COVID-19 and WASH, including…

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UN Water

This webpage brings together water- and sanitation-related information, resources, and guidance from UN-Water members and…

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WASH’EM, London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine, CAWST

The COVID-19 Hygiene Hub supports actors in low- and middle-income countries to rapidly design evidence-based hygiene…