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

Honduras staff member demoing hands-free wash station of PWW design, inspired by COVID-19.  Photo credit: Pure Water for the World, Inc.

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 team will share the latest resources from USAID and select partners that cover COVID-19 and WASH.

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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

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

This page serves as a forum for sharing tools, approaches, and lessons for programming during the global pandemic.
The USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security created this page to provide information and resources related to USAID’s…
This webinar explores mitigation of COVID-19 impacts on global food, nutrition and water security, including through…
Strategy and Guidance
This document provides interim guidance and basic recommended approaches for applicants requesting support for COVID-19…
This webinar features conversation with leaders from USAID’s Water Leadership Council on global WASH-specific challenges,…

USAID Research, Stories, and Curated Resources

Case Studies

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

Case Studies
The longer term impacts of COVID-19 on the financial sustainability of WASH infrastructure are serious and may persist long…
USAID Global Health
When the novel coronavirus emerged as a global pandemic, handwashing entered the spotlight as an important way to limit the…
Blog Link

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

Technical Brief

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

Global WASH Cluster (GWC)
The primary aim of the GWC COVID Resource page is to centralize WASH specific resources for the COVID response.
The World Bank
The World Bank Water Global Practice has developed this list of concrete actions to help client governments in their…
This website features links to courses, webinars, reports, and additional resources to help local-level actors respond…
Sanitation and Water for All
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) has compiled different resources and tools around COVID-19 and WASH, including documents…
UN Water
This webpage brings together water- and sanitation-related information, resources, and guidance from UN-Water members and…
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…